New service for healthy SMBs

New service designed to offer SMBs free advice and assessments on health and safety in the workplace

A new service designed to offer small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) free advice and assessments on health and safety in the workplace has been launched by Workplace Health Connect (WHC) in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

WHC says the service is ideal for SMBs that either don't know where to start or where to turn on questions of occupational health, safety and return-to-work, Workplace Health Connect promises to be a productivity-enhancing lifeline.

HSE adds that is hard to imagine any business not wanting its workforce to be as fit and healthy as possible, especially SMBs for whom the loss of key personnel is felt harder than at larger firms. To put the matter into context, WHC reveals that last year in the UK, 28 million working days were lost through sickness.

Workplace Health Connect offers free, confidential and impartial advice over the phone, as well as arranging free onsite visits—currently available in the North East, North West, South Wales, West Midlands and Greater London—by experts to assess SMBs’ individual circumstances. The service can then give the SMBs a tailored set of tips and skills to prevent or minimise work-related ill-health.

WHC says that everyone working in SMBs should have easy access to free consistent high quality advice on creating and maintaining a healthy workplace. It believes that employees and employers should work together to improve the quality of workplace health and return to work of colleagues when they have been ill; businesses will thus be more profitable and everyone will enjoy the economic and health benefits of being in work.

For more information call 0845 609 6006


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