The group has been on a journey for the last two years to promote health and wellbeing and decided to embark on achieving the award through this nationally recognised scheme.
The Healthy Working Lives Programme awards achievement at three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The aim of the scheme is to promote awareness of health, safety and wellbeing and their effect on an individual’s work life. Demonstrating commitment to health and safety is one of the core requirements of the scheme together with raising awareness of a healthy lifestyle.
The next stage of the process is application for Gold award status which requires a demonstration of long-term commitment to improving health, safety and wellbeing both within the workplace and in the wider community. It builds on the good practice developed at Bronze and Silver. In achieving Gold the organisation can evidence that a health, safety and wellbeing culture exists, and positive employee behaviour changes are evident.
The Healthy Working Lives awards are supported and endorsed by the HSE, NHS, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Government and are a nationally recognised award.
The Health and Wellbeing Committee have been instrumental in making this award possible and will be asked to receive the Silver award at next year’s ceremony.