Safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of our staff at work and members of the local community is of paramount importance, and we strive to provide working environments which are safe and without risk to health.
Preventing Work-related Illness
We do whatever is reasonably practical to prevent work-related illness. So, we:
Have implemented a health and safety management system.
Assess the risks associated with a particular job or role, and reduce them through the appropriate control measures.
Have developed safe working practices, providing employees with appropriate information, instruction and training.
Provide Personal Protective Equipment and training.
Routinely monitor health and safety management activities.
Carry out pre-employment screening to help ensure that people are not placed in roles that will aggravate existing or past conditions.
Have access to reliable medical advice on occupational health.
Conduct workstation assessments including DSE training and eye tests for those using computers.
Carry out health surveillance to identify early health problems.
Take a zero-tolerance approach to the misuse of drugs and alcohol.
Conduct environmental surveys of office and sites to ensure hygiene and safety.
Ensure the provision of qualified First Aid Staff and facilities.
Supporting Health and Wellbeing
When an employee does become ill, we manage the absence and do what we can to help the individual return to work as soon as practical. We have a clear sickness absence policy which is easily accessible by staff. We use an occupational health service to provide us with advice and support on fitness to work issues and seek specialist medical advice where needed.
We encourage our staff to maintain their health, by providing them with information and advice.
We take the physical and mental health of our employees and colleagues very seriously. If there is something bothering you, or you’re feeling unable to cope, we want you to talk about it, with a colleague, line manager, close friend or a stranger working for a professional counselling organisation. We want to tackle mental health head-on to make sure that whenever you need help, you know exactly where to find it.
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Rehab 4 Addiction
This offers a free hotline dedicated to helping those suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health issues. Rehab 4 Addiction was founded in 2011 by people who overcame addiction themselves. Contact Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690