Kevin Fear and Martin Coyd, Mace Construction Group

10:00 – 10:45 Kevin Fear and Martin Coyd, Mace Construction Group

Improving Mental Health and Well being of the British Construction Industry through Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England and how the hire industry can be involved.

Kevin Fear & Martin Coyd OBE
Mace Construction Group

Kevin Fear

Kevin Fear is the H&S Strategy Lead at CITB. He has worked in the industry for over 40 years. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Chartered Member of the Institution of Highways and Transportation and a Chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. In August 2012 his “outstanding contribution to construction health and safety risk management” was recognised by the Association for Project Safety when he was made an Honorary Fellow. Kevin is an active member of the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC).

In 2013 he was asked by the HSE to chair the CONIAC steering group that wrote and published the industry guidance on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, which are available to download for free from the CITB web-site ( He is currently working with an industry initiative called Building Mental Health to provide free resources and support to construction companies so that they can provide support and guidance to their workers and supply chain who are suffering from poor mental health.

Martin Coyd

Martin Coyd is a leading Health & Safety Professional in the UK construction industry and is Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Mace Construction. Prior to Mace, Martin had senior H&S roles at Lendlease and Skanska.  Martin spent 18 years in the Royal Engineers in the first part of his work life

Martin has a wealth of experience in Health & Safety and has a huge passion for Health and Wellbeing.

Martin has a leading role in the UK’s Building Mental Health Framework

Martin was Chair of Build UK Health Group and also the Construction Public Health Responsibility Deal.

He is Chair of Wheelchair Rugby League and is Team Manager of the England Wheelchair RL Team.  He still plays Rugby League, the running game, at the age of 53.

Martin is a proud Stonewall Champion and was named in the Financial Times OUTstanding Global Top 30 LGBT Executive Allies list in 2015.

Martin was named in the SHP 2017 list of the 15 Most Influential in Health and Safety, and again in 2018

Martin was awarded the OBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List

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