Awareness of Health and Safety (H&S) in the workplace has increased sharply since the Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced in 1974.

There is a sea of resources to ensure employers are compliant under this legislation – Positive About Business has a host of information and help available – click here.

In recent years, there has been increased focus on staff Health and Wellbeing – a more subjective concept than Health and Safety Law – leading to a blurring of the lines between the two concepts.

Increasingly, they are being considered one and part of the same agenda – keeping staff at work, working productively, in a safe way. The NHS supported programmeHealthy Working Lives is an excellent starting point for employers looking for guidance on staff HWB. Their main aim is to “work with employers to enable them to understand, protect and improve the health of their employees”

A positive and proactive approach to HWB can be very profitable for employers and is rightly more often now being seen as an investment not an expense. Health and Wellbeing Schemes can promote:

  • increased productivity
  • increased quality of work
  • increased morale
  • reduced risk of injury
  • reduced absence
  • reduced turnover

How can Physiotherapy services help employers increase staff Health and Wellbeing?

health-and-wellbeing-first-class-physiotherapy-guest-blogFirst Class Physiotherapy, one of PAB’s trusted partners, is highly experienced in delivering a wide range of services to support HWB objectives in the workplace.

Sometimes support can be as simple as providing a free advice event in the workplace, allowing staff to drop in to speak to a Physiotherapist about any aches/pains/injuries they are concerned about.

Also available are:

On site massage events or treatment services – allowing staff to have some relaxation during the working day or treatment for injuries without the hassle of getting off site.

Physiotherapist led stretch and foam rolling classes – a fantastic way to be active in the working day.

‘Lunch and Learn’ or bite-size physiotherapy related presentations – a productive, engaging and interesting way to spend a lunch time.

Workstation assessments – ensuring correct desk set up can minimise injury caused by poor ergonomics.

What next?

If you would like to discuss how Physiotherapy can positively impact your staff Health and Wellbeing agenda, you can contact the team by email; by phone 0141 237 2721. Our website is; or you can find us on social media – search @1stClassPhysio

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