Health Awareness Day
Staff still feeling a little sluggish after the Holidays? A Health Awareness Day can help to get them motivated and back on top form. The benefits to the company can include:
- Reducing absenteeism;
- Improving motivation and morale;
- Increasing productivity;
- Delivering practical stress management with immediate results;
- Demonstrating a commitment of management to staff; and
- Encouraging team building .
At the same time, employees will benefit from:
- Quick detection of any possible illness, allowing for a prompt referral for treatment or management of the condition;
- Reduction of physical and mental stress; and
- An increased sense of wellbeing and motivation.
All employers need, and want, a happy and healthy workforce. It is well recognised that absenteeism through ill-health is both costly and disruptive to employers with the major reasons for absenteeism being minor illnesses, musculoskeletal injuries and stress.
A ‘Health Awareness Day’, delivered at your workplace, can provide an effective way of promoting health and wellbeing to employees, whilst at the same time supporting management in helping to reduce absenteeism.
The programme is run by an experienced and qualified Occupational Health Advisor (OHA) and may include:-
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Checks
- Height and weight Measurements and Body Mass Index (BMI)
- General Lifestyle Advice to include diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol.
Any health issues uncovered are discussed in confidence with the employee, and a referral made to their GP, if appropriate.
Feedback is also given to the employer on some of the possible general workplace health issues or behaviours impacting on employee health and welfare – and therefore affecting the overall effectiveness of the business. This is an opportunity for employers to discuss such issues as absenteeism, musculoskeletal injuries and stress. Advice can also be given on the risk assessment process and the steps which could be taken to minimise potential risks to employee health and safety.
For further information or to discuss your requirements, please contact Katie Eastwell at: firstname.lastname@example.org