Healthy Work Environments - Preventative maintenance for your staff

It is now recognised that one way to increase productivity and decrease costs is to create a healthy work environment.

In our busy lives it is easy to overlook our own and our employees’ wellbeing. We have demands on us from our home, work and social lives. Most of the time we can juggle these demands but when they create too much pressure we can develop symptoms of stress.

Tim was one of the founders and developers of ‘Healthy Work Environments’, an innovative service that offers employers a cost-effective way to invest in the wellbeing of their staff via an interactive online programme costing from as little as £25 per employee.

Ensuring the wellbeing of staff has never been so important. Employees experiencing stress symptoms are costing employers in the UK £3.7 billion a year.*

Crucially, a healthy work environment and ‘preventative maintenance’ of staff also leads to greater feelings of well being, increased productivity and reduced absenteeism.

By investing in the Healthy Work Environments programme companies can make their staff feel valued, encouraging an atmosphere of loyalty and commitment.

Benefits include:

  • Happier and healthier employees
  • Easier to attract and maintain staff
  • Increased profits
  • Highly motivated and productive staff
  • Greater collaboration, increased creativity and innovation
  • Significant reductions in staff costs
  • Reduced management costs – absenteeism and presenteeism

Features of the Health and Wellbeing Online Training Courses developed by Healthy Work Environments:

  • Provides a customised manual for each employee by completing a confidential interactive programme
  • Supplies managers and HR with the information they require in order to demonstrate that stress is being managed, whilst maintaining employees' confidentiality
  • Enables employees to identify and manage stress
  • Offers a cost effective course of action, giving greater impact than face to face programmes
  • Creates a clear audit trail to demonstrate compliance with legislation. Employers have a Duty of Care to assess the risk of stress-related ill health under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and to take measures to control that risk under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

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* Source: Health & Safety Executive (HSE)