Health at Work
Health at Work - a Win Win for all concerned
Encouraging Health at Work should be a Win Win for all concerned - employers, employees, government, the NHS and the nation's health. That's why we're encouraging employers to take health at work seriously.
The Business Case
Health at Work initiatives can:
- Reduce sickness absence and presenteeism when unwell
- Lower staff turnover
- Increase productivity
- Strengthen staff engagement
Find out more about the Business Case.
Managing the major health risks as an employer
Major health risks currently include:
- Stress and mental health problems
- Musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs)
- Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs
- Women's health issues
- Men's health issues
Find out what the major health risks are and how to manage them.
Where are you starting from?
Our checklist will help you see, as an employer, where you're starting from when it comes to health at work, for example when it comes to:
- Health policy and practice
- The working environment
- Employee involvement
- Risk assessment
- Practical action
- Measuring success
Find out more about Where are you starting from.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I start a Health at Work programme?
- How much will it cost to start a Health at Work initiative?
- How can I ensure my employees are engaged and take part?
- How can I measure the success of the programme?
- What are the benefits of starting a health/wellness programme for my business?
- What are our responsibilities as an employer?
- Who is best placed to manage Health at Work schemes
Find our answers to these Frequently Asked Questions
Resources available to you
- Accrediting bodies for Health and Wellbeing at work
- Employee Assistance Programmes
- Health Charities with physical or mental health at work expertise
- Sector specific support
Find out more about the Resources available to you.
You may also find our Employers Guide to Health at Work useful.