As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of your employees. This means taking reasonable steps to protect them while they are at work. But providing a duty of care is not only a legal obligation, it also makes good business sense.
The Health and Safety Executive say the basics you should be doing include:
As well as the legal duties, HSE also promotes the use of preventative measures to tackle the underlying reasons behind workplace stress and poor mental health.
A successful health and wellbeing strategy can help you meet your duty of care, whilst at the same time increasing engagement, enhancing resilience and improving your reputation as an employer.
By providing your people with resources and information they can use to address their physical and mental needs, you can promote a culture of care.
Providing access to resources like fitness programs, mental health support and wellbeing initiatives can help employees manage their physical and mental health.
Solutions like wellbeing webinars and workshops can help your people create a healthy work-life balance that works for them, reducing stress and burnout.
By prioritising employee wellbeing, you can foster a culture of care, leading to improved engagement, productivity and overall job satisfaction.
Our consultants can work with you to understand the needs of your business and create a health and wellbeing strategy that helps you meet your legal requirements as well as delivering tangible business benefits.
With 24/7 GP consultations, money back on regular healthcare and quick diagnosis, health cash plans give employees access to valuable health and wellbeing services.Find out more
Empower your employees to make sustainable and informed lifestyle changes.Find out more
An essential employee assistance programme to support mental health.Find out more
“We are an employee owned company and we thought that a health cash plan would be a great way to reward all employee owners and their partners… None of the other companies we approached offered the same professionalism as Westfield Health. It ticked all the right boxes and joining the scheme went very smoothly. ”
Resources for helping employees with controlling worry and dealing with stressView now
This interactive e-book will take you through everything you need to know to create a wellbeing strategy that’ll help your people build positive habits both in and outside the workplace.View now