The importance of health & well-being in the workplace

Industry News By Andy Taylor

In business, there is an increasing need to focus on the health and well-being of employees, from illness to equality.

Health and well-being is becoming increasingly more important with some organisations valuing health and well-being as highly as health and safety. At a recent IOSH meeting, Carlisle City Council health and safety manager Arup Majhi exclaimed the importance of focusing as much on employees’ well-being as their safety.

Well-being in the workplace encompasses a range of key topics including:

  • Illness
  • Healthy eating
  • Fitness
  • Mental health
  • Equality

The Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Health places strong emphasis on well-being in the workplace, recognising the positive links between work and a healthy life. Reports published by these governmental departments goes as far as suggesting that a focus on well-being in the workplace can improve and even save lives.

ACT has experienced a spike in demand for its NEBOSH National Health and Well-being Certificate training course, which is now running more regularly throughout the year, with record numbers of candidates signing up for this qualification.

Furthermore, this qualification has proven to be hugely popular amongst students with a lot of positive comments including this one:

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learning about the experiences of others. The instructor was very knowledgeable”

Click here to learn more about the course.

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