British Safety Council is offering any organisation employing up to 500 staff the chance to get free support to improve the wellbeing of their workplace. This is due to the long-term pressures following Covid alongside a worsening economy.
On launching the offer, Peter McGettrick, Chairman of British Safety Council, said:
We’ve been seeing more and more pressures piling onto businesses, especially smaller ones, both following the Covid pandemic and with the rising cost of energy, and as a charity we want to do something to help. That’s why we are offering SMEs and micro-sized employers the chance to improve the wellbeing of their staff, completely free of charge.
Peter McGettrick, Chairman of British Safety Council
Through its campaign on workplace wellbeing, Keep Thriving, the health, safety and wellbeing charity, is inviting SMEs and micro-sized employers to apply to attend one of a series of free 3-hour workshops to help them develop a wellbeing strategy. Applications are currently open until 30 November.
The sessions will delivered by experts from British Safety Council’s Being Well Together programme. Being Well Together is a one or three-year programme which includes access to an online portal with key resources, as well as a support manager and options for audit, consultancy and training services. The goal is to help employers explore why wellbeing matters to them, their people and their business, and ways they can improve their wellbeing.
The sessions will help small, medium and micro-sized employers to develop a strategy which works and to track and evaluate their progress. Peter McGettrick comments:
Employers will be able to meet other like-minded organisations to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and best ways of developing a wellbeing strategy and find out how improving wellbeing boosts their organisational performance and reduces the likelihood of accidents and ill-health among their staff. This is a great chance to take a fresh look at how you, your staff and your business can succeed and thrive together.
As well as the free workshops, the charity is also offering all employers who attend the opportunity to apply for a cash award to fund activity they decide to do as a result. The charity wants to make up to £10,000 available to one or more organisations.
British Safety Council:
BSC is a registered charity (Charity No. 1097271 and OSCR No. SC037998). As part of its charitable work, British Safety Council leads health, safety and wellbeing networking forums for numerous sectors, facilitates and promotes best practice in the UK and overseas. It also offers a range of services and products, including training, qualifications, publications, audits and awards. British Safety Council works closely with organisations, charities and individuals who share similar views on workplace wellbeing.
Keep Thriving Campaign:
For more on the campaign: https://britsafe.org/campaigns-policy/keep-thriving/keep-thriving-campaign/
Being well together:
For more on the programme: https://www.beingwelltogether.org/
Joanne is the editor for Workplace Wellbeing Professional and has a keen interest in promoting the safety and wellbeing of the global workforce. After earning a bachelor's degree in English literature and media studies, she taught English in China and Vietnam for two years. Before joining Work Well Pro, Joanne worked as a marketing coordinator for luxury property, where her responsibilities included blog writing, photography, and video creation.