Protecting Your Staff In 2020 – the Role Occupational Health Should Play Have You Got The Right Occupational Health Checks in Place?
Staff now demand more from their employers than ever before. It’s so important that, as a business, you have the right work culture in place. That culture attracts and keeps the best employees. It’s not just about work perks like gyms or coffee shops, it’s about investing in the health of your staff. One way you can do this is by having an
occupational health programme in place. This shows your staff that you’re taking the right steps to protect their physical and mental wellbeing. It also shows potential staff that you’re a proactive, employee focused company. And in 2020, this can play a key role in your recruitment process. But occupational health checks aren’t required in every business, right?
That’s not strictly true. Occupational health may be more common in some sectors, however there are aspects of it that apply to any business. It doesn’t matter if your staff work in an office or on a construction site. There are things you can do to help improve, and protect, their mental and physical health. And if you don’t think this applies to your business, then you’re wrong. Due to the rise in
workplace absences linked to mental health issues, occupational health now plays a bigger role in the modern business than ever before! What Should You Put In Place?
Honestly, that really depends on what your business does and what your staff do. If your staff mainly work from their desk then you may want to consider an
annual health questionnaire, a DSE assessment or a wellbeing awareness session. However some industries and job roles have specific checks that are required. These include checks like asbestos and lead medicals. Then there are other occupational health services that apply to any business such as an ill health retirement medical. The truth is, there are many assessments that can benefit your staff. It’s up to you, as an employer, to do what you think is best for your staff. How Does This Benefit Your Business?
It probably seems like we’ve only mentioned how this benefits your staff. But occupational health checks are just as beneficial for your business. By helping protect and improve the health of your staff you can reduce staff sickness and absence. It can also help to motivate your staff as they will see that you’re taking the steps needed to protect their health. And as we all know, motivated staff are much more productive and a more productive company will be more profitable. But that’s not all. As mentioned earlier, it will also make it easier to attract more qualified, better staff. And that should be the biggest benefit of them all!
In truth, there are many other ways that your company, and your staff, can benefit from occupational health. Why not speak to one of our medical experts today to discuss your workplace and what could benefit your staff. We help 1,000’s of UK businesses every year and so give our team a call on 08450 50 40 60 or complete the contact form and we’ll be in touch soon!