Wellbeing Week: Taking the time to protect your team

As we’ve discussed in our previous post on 24/7 safety, it’s been estimated that the average home is around ten times more dangerous than the workplace. With that in mind, it’s not hard to see why businesses up and down the country are beginning to take safety outside of work seriously. In this post, we take a closer look at what one company – Securitas – is doing to ensure its staff’s wellbeing, wherever they are…

Demonstrating commitment

As part of its ongoing commitment to safety, Securitas hosted a week dedicated to health, safety and wellbeing. Taking place from 10 – 16 September 2018, Securitas’ Wellbeing Week focused on several key areas: Safety in the workplace and home environment, lone worker and driver road safety, general fitness, mental health and wellbeing, and fire safety. The week ended with a fire safety & family fun day at the Securitas Operations Centre in Milton Keynes.

Each topic was explored through employee stories, best practice advice, polls, quizzes, practical activities and competitions. Family and fire safety was the focus on the family fun day, with a series of displays and demonstrations.

Always more to do

Phil Thomas, EHS Manager at Securitas commented: “Securitas retained its RoSPA President’s Award for health and safety in April this year. The award was in recognition of practices and achievements to ensure colleagues and clients get home safely at the end of each working day.

“We are proud of our safety record to date, but there is always more we can do. Wellbeing Week is a way for us to place even more focus on health, safety and wellbeing and to engage with our colleagues across the business.”

Grainne Kelly, Director of HR & Securitas Operations Centre commented: “Safety is our first priority on a daily basis, we all have a part to play in keeping ourselves and others safe and protected. Personal safety should also include individual mental health and wellbeing and Securitas has pledged to drive recognition of this extremely important issue.”

Feeling inspired?

If you’re feeling inspired to follow in Securitas’ footsteps and hold your own wellbeing week or a Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD), RoSPA has put together a range of resources to help you on your way. With packages focussing on under-5s and general home safety, each pack includes a range of dual-branded posters, videos, a safety quiz and questionnaire to give out at your event. There’s even an opportunity for you to book your very own RoSPA speaker to come along to your workplace and speak directly to your team!

To find out more, head over to our SHAD resources page and discover which dual-branded pack is right for you.

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