For many years organisations big and small have recognised the impact of negative employee health and wellbeing. For most it’s the biggest cause of employee absence. The 2016/17 figures stated by the HSE show that 1.3 million UK workers suffered from a work-related ill health issue, whilst over 70,000 workers suffered a RIDDOR reportable accident. These figures demonstrate the everyday experiences of most employers across a variety of industry sectors. A large number of organisations have developed relatively effective methods of controlling safety risks but are still left wanting when it comes to managing the health and wellbeing of their workforce. The skills developed by safety professionals are not necessarily transferable to the challenges posed by occupational health and wellbeing issues, leaving many organisations vulnerable and at risk.
It’s time to recognise the need for a different approach to upskilling managers, H&S advisors and HR professionals. This will enable organisations to both recognise the causes and manage the cases of ill health and support the positive wellbeing of its employees. Which in turn is likely to result in a more engaged, healthier, happier and ultimately more productive workforce.
No previous health and safety qualifications are required to attend this course.
Delegates learn about health management and why it makes good business sense to manage occupational health and wellbeing in the workplace. They also learn what a ‘health needs assessment’ is and the key considerations that should be taken into account when carrying one out.
Introduces the five health hazard categories and looks at the causes of work-related health hazards in each category and their impact. Through an interactive exercise, delegates carry out their own health risk assessment and put together an action plan to monitor health risks.
Examines the different types of non work- related conditions and how they can affect fitness for work. It discusses the importance of managing the fluctuations in people’s health status and the benefits of getting people back to work.
Delegates learn what a ‘wellbeing strategy’ includes and how the introduction and promotion of a wellbeing programme can influence and add value to an organisation.
This course gives delegates the skills and knowledge they need to keep their teams healthy at work. Successful delegates are awarded with an IOSH Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing certificate.
The Ouch trainers are highly qualified health and safety professionals with extensive experience of occupational health and wellbeing issues. All trainers are qualified mental health first aid instructors.
This is a 1-day course which can be delivered either at the clients premises or individuals can attend our open courses in Dorset and Manchester. For in-house training the course can be contextualised to meet the needs of the client.
For more information about this course or to complete a booking contact the Ouch team for details.
A myth: Health & Safety laws banned hanging baskets!
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