The Healthy Workplace Award
Welcome to the Healthy Workplace Award: a new workplace accreditation scheme, recognising the efforts of organisations across the East of England to improve workplace health.
Workplace health and wellbeing are priorities for government, industry and commerce, and both employer and employee groups. These standards encourage collaboration across line management and supervision, human resources and occupational health, health & safety and best practice.
Having a resilient workforce improves productivity and effectiveness, not to mention coping with changes in business and the economy. The work-home-community balance has never been more important. These topics are designed to give your business or organisation the time and progression to make time for wellbeing, reduce absence and presenteeism, make adjustments and manage change.
The audit checklist is designed to ‘accentuate the positive’ and highlight any areas for development: you can focus on as many standards as you like, at any level you feel ready for (bronze, silver, gold).
Just as the process gives you the chance to network and contribute to best practice, so successfully completing the standards is an opportunity to gain public recognition with an award presentation, displays, and media coverage.
This is a new award for East Anglia – you could be both a pioneer in your county and a beacon for other enterprises in your industry or locality.
Specific topics related to the award standards
- Fair recruitment of people with criminal convictions
- Employing veterans
- Mental health
- Sleep and recovery
- Physical activity, healthy eating and healthier weight
- Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- Musculoskeletal health
- Suicide prevention
- Suicide postvention (crisis management)
- Race at work (report and charter)
- Supporting carers
- Mid-life MOT
- Care disability & health
- Working with Pride report (LGBT+)
- Domestic abuse
Musculoskeletal disorders (Health and Safety Executive): HSE also produces guidance for specific occupations, including cleaners, baggage handlers and people working with display screens or computers.
Productive healthy ageing and musculoskeletal health (GOV.UK): mainly for local authorities.
Musculoskeletal health: applying All Our Health (GOV.UK): mainly for health professionals.
Musculoskeletal disorders (Trades Union Congress) (PDF, 99KB): mainly for union representatives and health and safety officers.
Healthy Workplace Award partners