Employee Health Safety and Wellbeing
Employee Health and Safety (EHS) is an integral part of any business. Carrying out risk assessments and ensuring staff are properly trained is inherent to all organisations. Employee inductions always include safety training to ensure that everyone works to minimise the risks of physical injury.
Keeping employees physically safe is of course one of the fundamental priorities in any organisation, however in order to take a holistic approach to Health and Safety, employee wellbeing must also be considered. There are many benefits to empowering employees to take care of their wellbeing which need to be factored into an organisations health and safety policy to create more fulfilling working environments. In fact an organisational wellbeing strategy is so important that EHS needs to become EHSW (Employee Heath safety and wellbeing).
Wellbeing education benefits both the employee but also the organisation. Employees learn key skills to maintain positive mental fitness, manage stress and create a healthy work life balance. Employer’s benefit by having more fulfilled workers who are resilient and solution focused due to their ability to monitor their wellbeing and practice techniques that will increase their motivation. The following are just some of the benefits for organisations and employees.