We are proud of how our services help bring a project to life for each community. Likewise, we are just as proud of the partnerships we have cultivated with a number of charity groups over the years, and of how we have been able to give back to the community in a variety of ways. 

In 2021, we renewed our affiliation with MATES in Construction as a Silver Tier 2 partner, and committed to greater awareness for safety on construction sites by teaming up yet again with Patrizia Cassaniti and Touched by Christopher. 

We continue to look for more ways we can contribute to similar organisations and efforts, so please reach out via our Contact Us page if you would like to start a conversation.


MATES in Construction is a charity established in 2008 to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. MATES is unique in that they foster ownership and control of the program with the Australian building and construction industry. 

The MATES in Construction program is based on the simple idea that “suicide is everyone’s business”. If the building and construction industry in Australia is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of workers and reduce suicide, then it cannot be left to the mental health professionals alone, but rather everyone in the industry must play their part. MATES provides suicide prevention through community development programs on sites, and by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 help line.

Recently, in June 2021, the program and overall approach undertaken by MATES was recognised by the World Health Organisation as an example of effective implementation of such a program. This is incredibly high praise from a world leading health organisation and speaks volumes of the impact and value of the MATES in Construction program and as an organisation.



Touched by Christopher Ltd was established in July 2019 after the tragic death of Christopher Cassaniti, who was crushed by a collapsed scaffold at a jobsite in Macquarie Park, Sydney. Christopher’s death touched many people in the community and his parents Robert and Patrizia Cassaniti were overwhelmed by the outpouring of financial and emotional support.

In turn they would like to give back to help families in the same situation who have lost loved ones in the construction industry. The Foundation was established with the goal to help ease the financial burden on the families of those who have died on a construction site. This financial assistance is aimed to be provided within a week of the incident occurring, including paying for groceries and utilities. The difference these funds make cannot be quantified, as they not only relieve financial burden at an incredibly difficult time, but also reduce additional stress and pressure that costs at this tough time can bring with them, and provides support to families and friends.

We currently provide an annual financial donation to the organisation, and have recently applied Touched By Christopher stickers to the kickboards of our Safe-T-Rail handrails. The first set of these have gone up on site in Hurstville on the Beyond development with Piety Group. We continue to look for ways to contribute to Touched By Christopher’s message and raise awareness across construction sites throughout Sydney and the surrounding regions.


Patrizia Cassaniti talks to Auswide Corp senior staff, 2020

Patrizia has previously spoken to us about the trauma and pain she and her family experienced at the time of the incident and during the years that have followed. This illuminated just a snippet of the lasting effects of such a terrible incident occurring and the importance of her message and her ongoing efforts.