The necessity for health checks at the workplace.

Many world and national organisations promote healthier workplaces including WHO [World Health Organisation], IOSH [Institution of Occupational Safety and Health], HSE [Health and Safety Executive], The Faculty of Public Health and local and national governments.

Quotes from the WHO on promoting a healthy workforce:

The workplace directly influences the physical, mental, economic and social well-being of workers and in turn the health of their families, communities and society.

Workplace Health Promotion is defined as the combined efforts of employers, employees and society to improve the health and well-being of people at work.

Benefits of Workforce Health Promotion (WHO)

 

Benefits to the organisation       Benefits to the employee
a well-managed health and safety programme a safe and healthy work environment
a positive and caring image enhanced self-esteem
improved staff morale reduced stress
reduced staff turnover improved morale
reduced absenteeism increased job satisfaction
increased productivity increased skills for health protection
reduced health care/insurance costs improved health
reduced risk of fines and litigation improved sense of well-being

Benefits of a healthy workplace from the Faculty of Public Health

  • Improved productivity and performance
  • Reduced absenteeism and other costs associated with ill health
  • Fewer injuries, accidents, and insurance and compensation claims
  • Improved employee morale and staff retention
  • Employees more receptive to and better able to cope with change
  • Enhanced business reputation and corporate responsibility

The workforce health checks.

The health check team includes an Autonomous Practitioner and a Wellness Rehabilitation instructor and Nutrition Advisor

Between them they have over 15 year’s experience in the health and wellness industry.

In the health check the team will be looking at many ways to help your employees for fitness self-motivation and where necessary point them to the relevant services outside.

The health check will be looking at such measures as:

  • Height /Weight
  • Blood Glucose level
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Oxygen saturation
  • Peek Flow
  • Stress Score [the SAD 9] this is a mental health measure.

We can also offer special advice, for example if an employee has had a cardiac event we will be able to help get them ‘back to work’. We will be able to supply you with information on the range of capabilities of the employee. And our rehabilitation instructor can help motivate them and start them on their specific fitness program.

We charge per person and rates will change dependant on numbers applied for.

Benefits for all businesses will include:

Helps create a happier, healthier workforce and helps reduce sickness/absence.

Elevates the businesses appeal for staff and helps recruit and maintain current staff.

Keeps the business operating towards a healthier environment for all staff and keeps it up to date with current employment health topics.

Provides a more sociable, less structured location for senior management to integrate and communicate with all staff.

Shows that the business has values and standards, and actively cares about its staff.

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