Blackwood Plant Hire and Molson Young join forces to Make It Visible

Thanks to Blackwood Plant Hire and Molson Young, all eyes are on the fantastic new Kobelco SK130 which proudly showcases the vibrant colours of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity’s recently launched Make It Visible campaign.

The Lighthouse Charity is the only charity 100% dedicated to providing emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families.

Their campaign aims to raise awareness of welfare and well-being support in the construction industry and signposts to a portal full of helpful information and resources.
The machine is currently in place at Balfour Beatty’s site in Dunfermline, on hire from Blackwood Plant.

Paul McCormack, Managing Director of Blackwood Plant, said, “As a member of the West of Scotland Lighthouse Committee, I witness the strains of the industry’s mental health through the real struggles of people the charity helps. I also see this with my own staff, where in a male-dominated industry, many are scared to admit that they have mental health issues and, in simple terms, are struggling.

Our vision for this machine is to promote and help gain acceptance through the industry that it is okay not to be okay and to talk about any issues they have. The charity’s campaigns underpin this message: ‘Make it visible’ and ‘help inside the hard hat’.

We cannot thank the committee, Molson Young and A Gray, enough for their help in getting this machine as visible as possible, as well as Molson Young agreeing to match our donation of £1.00 for every hour the machine works over the next 12 months. We hope to gain lots of donations from our customers throughout the year and have our sights set on a target of £10,000.”

Alistair Murdoch from Molson Young Plant Sales said, “As a past Chairman of the West of Scotland Lighthouse Club and a supporter for many years, it was a pleasure to work with Paul and develop an idea to support and promote the charity. We chose the Make It Visible campaign as its vibrant colour scheme would make the Kobelco SK130LC-11 stand out and raise awareness of the charity to everyone working on and visiting the sites where the excavator is located. A massive thanks must also go to Molson Group and Blackwood Plant Hire, who have agreed to support the charity financially.