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GE Money: Truro

Our commitment to providing a healthy workplace spans across nutrition, physical exercise, preventative screening, stress management, smoking cessation and much more. We have a team of ‘Healthy Heroes' who meet regularly to create better ways of improving our workplace, some of the things implemented in 2010 include:

 

 

 

  • Healthy boxes
  • Badminton taster sessions
  • Use of BMI machine
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • Nutritional information and healthy options in the staff canteen
  • Monthly newsletters detailing all the changes and tips for healthy lifestyle
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Snorkel Safari
  • Weight Management Group
  • Smoking cessation support group
  • Golf/bowling/football/badminton events
  • Design a smoothie

We have already achieved a Silver Healthy Workplace Award within 6 months and are working towards Gold award. We already have plans for 2011 including tri-athlon, flu jabs and the introduction of a salad bar to name a few.

Sickness Absence

Annually the average sickness absence is 3.5% (8 days per employee) and the average cost of absence per employee is estimated at £666.  If you employ 100 people sickness absence is costing your business £66,000 each year.  (CIPD Employee Absence, July 2008). 

Low Back Pain

LBP appears in all age groups, however is most prevalent in working age, followed by retired and then the under20s. A Large portion of LBP cases will have pain for over 12 months and be out of work for over 6 months. This has a huge strain on employer, Governemnt and NHS costs  

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