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Asda Penryn 2015

A brief summary of why we became a healthy workplace

We work in a fast paced and sometimes stressful environment.  We have a large number of colleagues and we feel responsible for providing opportunities to help them improve their health and well being.  We are aware we spend a lot of time together in our workplace, so it is a good platform to encourage our colleagues to look after themselves and their families' well being

 

           

Recent health and well being activities

 In 2014 colleagues trained for and took part in a 110 mile charity bike ride.  We were at the Beach Games, we had a mixed ability team who were less competitive and enjoyed trying out the activities on the beach. Our running group run together once a week.  We took part in the Get Active Challenge, we  also had a good number of colleagues take part 'offline' counting their steps. We had 1/2 price flu jabs with an ASDA Pharmacist this winter.  

Plans/aims for the next year

Change4Life activity in the foyer with our customers, ASDA Schools Programme, more bike rides, the running group want to enter a fun run, ASDA FC are in an ASDA league, we are entering Beach Games. Grow the Get Active Challenge. We are arranging Health Checks for our colleagues in store and if this goes well, we may make arrangements for this to happen for our customers.  We continue to support Sportsmakers. Our Celebration Lunches will stay healthy, we need to investigate healthy vend options as the canteen no longer provides serve over lunch. There are plans from ASDA House to provide free fruit bowls for colleague canteens..

"I said I'd be rubbish and of no use for the Beach Games and Bernadette told me 'If you never try, you'll never know'. I tried it and had a brilliant day, so glad I was part of it"

- Member of Staff
Health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace

In the United Kingdom during 2013–2014 an estimated 1.2 million people who worked during the last
year were suffering from an illness (long-standing as well as new cases) they believed was caused or made worse by their current or past work. Half a million of these appear to be new conditions which started during the year. 

 

Health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace
A Britain’s Healthiest Company summary report
Marco Hafner, Christian van Stolk, Catherine Saunders, Joachim Krapels and Ben Baruch

TRAC Services Ltd

"The healthy workplace toolkit has been an invaluable resource for TRAC. It is helped us review where we are as a company in terms of providing a healthy workplace and clearly identify new measures we can put in place. It is a very robust and easy to use resource that has united the team here in a common goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone. The website that support the initiative is easy to use and as lots of very helpful information and case studies. It is really easy to track your progress using the website. We have also benefited greatly from the support and enthusiasm of Rachel and the team in helping us on our journey and were delighted to be awarded silver following our recent assessment." - TRAC Services Ltd

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