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A brief summary of why we became a healthy workplace

Award goes hand in hand with our internal health initiative, supporting all areas of health and well being in the workplace.

 

Recent health and well being activities

Pilates, laughter yoga, flu jabs, health checks, Race for Life, swimathon, Quorn cooking demonstrations, subsidised healthy canteen, table tennis installed onsite, Stoptober, family funday, CO2 awareness and carbon monoxide monitor giveaway, Movember, massage chair, Take a Hike pedometer challenge, Free fruit day every week, “First Assist” and “Best Doctor” available to all employees, free online weight watchers, family cycle ride.

Plans/aims for the next year

Many of the previous activities will be repeated plus…..

  • Juicing option
  • World book night
  • Sun Awareness campaign
  • Back pain prevention workshops
  • Beach cleans
  • Beach Games
  • Salt Awareness
  • Spring in your step pedometer challenge
  • Hypnotherapist
I think that the Health ahead Scheme is working very well within the office, it encourages employees to look after themselves on a day to day basis.

- Staff
Casestudy

“I would like to take this opportunity to praise the work of the Health Promotion Service and the framework in place for the Workplace Health Award, which has significantly changed the focus and the culture of our Company, especially in relation to attitudes toward health and wellbeing and the concept of a healthy workplace being embedded as the norm”

HR Manager for Proper Cornish and Furniss and Head of Health & Wellbeing Initiative

Physical Activity

Physical activity programmes at work have been found to reduce absenteeism by up to 20%: physically active workers take 27% fewer sick days. (Start Active, Stay Active)

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