Why wellbeing matters to us
To perform at our best, in any walk of life, we need to take care of ourselves and those we work with. Over the years, through both employee and customer initiatives, we have provided support and guidance to reinforce a positive health and safety culture.
Safe in the sun
Marley's safe in the sun campaign has been running for 17 years. Every summer, we seek to raise important health care issues that arise from being exposed to the sun during the working day, for long periods of time.
According to the British Journal of Cancer, working outdoors in the sun can lead to one death and five new cases of melanoma skin cancer per week. A shocking statistic in its own right, but it really brings it home when 44% of those deaths come from construction workers.
Working on a roof, you are exposed to the sun more than most, so we have always seen sun safety as being a high priority for roofing installers. Our campaign has always tried to strike the balance between hitting home a hard message and positively encouraging roofers and merchants to take action.
The 2021 campaign takes a Simple as 1 2 3 message...
Cover up, use sunscreen and hydrate.
To highlight the important messages around sun safety, we've joined forces with two charities that specialise in this area - the Melanoma Fund and the British Skin Foundation. These two charities actively highlight the dangers to our health from over-exposure to the sun's damaging UV rays.
We believe that Marley is in a unique position to raise the issue within our industry, and by supporting both charities, we aim to highlight the dangers to health from over-exposure to the sun's damaging UV rays and what can be done to protect against it..
As part of our partnership, for every Safe in the Sun kit requested by roofing installers through our website, we are donating £1 to both the Melanoma Fund and to the British Skin Foundation.
"Those who work outdoors, such as roofing contractors, really are on the front line when it comes to sun damage, including the risk of melanoma. Many can also underestimate the importance of sun protection. So we're pleased to see Marley continue to take the issue seriously, giving advice to the industry to ensure workers are educated and encouraged to create better habits. We are very grateful for their support of our work."
Michelle Baker, CEO
And the exact opposite when it comes to the winter months. Our winter safety campaign has helped to raise awareness of the dangers of ice, snow and wind and how roofers can keep themselves safe and warm.
As well as providing practical help and advice, we also support the roofing contractors we work with, by providing additional clothing and protective items, that they may not consider themselves.
Our advice also extends to which materials to use in cold weather, particularly focusing on choosing dry fix methods, as well how to store products during construction and protecting unfinished roofs.
Support when it matters
For our employees, we realise not every day is a good day. We have a duty of care to support our people, and offer an assistance programme that gives access to confidential support, covering diverse issues including financial, mental and physical well-being.
Our employees are really supportive too. Whether it's our annual golf day for the Mind charity, organising fundraising events to support local charities, or creating competitions and activities to support a business-wide team spirit, we're a fun and committed team to work with.
We also ensure our employees take part in our annual safe in the sun campaign, ensuring they take care of themselves, especially those working outdoors. If you're interested in coming to work for us, check out our careers page.