CHSG's Charitable Status

On 15th September 1981, the Construction Health and Safety Group (CHSG) received charitable status. CHSG works with organisations to support individuals from within and outside the Construction and Associated Industries, helping to build a better future. 

CHSG Mental Health First Aid Courses

Since January 2017, CHSG has been offering subsidised places on the Mental Health First Aid Courses, run in accordance with MHFA England. These courses have now become a permanent fixture of CHSG’s training courses.

For the full two-day course the fee is subsidised to £168 per person, £105 per person for the refresher course, and price on request for the half-day course.

Within the Construction Industry, Health and Wellbeing has not been a primary focus, until recently. CHSG is progressively focusing on the promotion and understanding of working and dealing with Mental Health and Wellbeing in the workplace. By subsidising these courses, CHSG is able to make their training more widely available to both members and non-members. 

The three Mental Health First Aid courses offered by CHSG are featured below.


Mental Health First Aid Course

The two-day MHFA course, subsidised by CHSG, is an internationally recognised training course designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. You will be taught the necessary skills to enable you to support someone experiencing a mental health issue.

Mental Health First Aid Refresher

Did you know that after 3 years, Mental Health First Aid England recommend you sit the refresher course? This half day course has been developed by MHFA England to allow existing Mental Health First Aiders and Champions to refresh their MHFA Skills.

Mental Health Aware Training – Half Day Course

Mental Health Aware is an introductory four-hour session aimed at raising awareness of mental health. It is the perfect introductory course for the workplace, with international recognition.

Learning takes place through a mixture of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.


"The first course was superb, all of the candidates really enjoyed it, learned a great deal and are keen to put into practice that which they took away from the package."
Steve Kelly
Cappagh Browne

CHSG Fire Safety Academy®

In 2022, our CHSG Fire Safety Academy was launched. This Academy features our new range of fire safety courses and the CONIAN Fire Safety Matrix.

The Academy was developed due to a growing need for fire safety training courses within the Construction and Associated Industries and our charitable status allowed us to invest the time and resources into doing so. 

With the help of Industry professionals, we built, and are continually building, coherent strategies to raise the level of competence in Industry through our specialised training provision. 

We were also delighted to be invited to the CONIAN (Construction Industry Advisory Network) committee – again time, support and development associated is all provided within our charitable aims and objectives and is covered financially by this charitable provision. 

Lighthouse, The Construction Industry Charity

CHSG continuously supports Lighthouse by purchasing the Construction Industry Helpline Pack, which is made readily available to anyone attending training or meetings at the John Ryder Training Centre. With a display that showcases various pathways to support, there is something for everyone at the Centre.

In 2023, we donated £500 to Lighthouse to continue to support  construction families in need.

In 2022, we donated £250 to Lighthouse to help them support the mental health and wellbeing of the Industry workers and their families. 

In 2021, we donated £300 to Lighthouse’s Christmas eCard campaign.

The Construction Industry Helpline provides the Construction industry in the UK and Ireland with support. This charitable services is funded by the industry, for the industry and provides workers and their families with; financial aid, advice on health and wellbeing  and support on tax, legal and debt matter. 

Pick up your Construction Industry Helpline card at CHSG’s John Ryder Training Centre today and help your construction workforce gain access to this invaluable resource. You can find more resources from Lighthouse on our Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources page. 

GlassDoor Homeless Charity

Glass Door Charity Logo

GlassDoor Homeless Charity, are the largest open network in London, who provide emergency winter shelter and support services for men and women experiencing homelessness. 

CHSG have been supporting GlassDoor since 2015, through donations and previously volunteering at the Hammersmith Centre, where GlassDoor provide meals for the homeless. We will be actively linking up again for the 2024/25 season.

CHSG donated £500 to the Glass Door Christmas Appeal in 2023, which supports both shelter provision and a Casework Operations Team who deliver shelter provision seven days a week and all of their support, guidance, and meals are so appreciated by all the guests they receive.