We’re proud to announce that we have achieved Gold status in the North Lincolnshire Healthy Workplace Scheme. This was presented to HITEK’s Health Champions: Gemma Terry (Marketing Manager) and Louisa Coombs (Digital Marketing Assistant) at the Healthy Workplace Awards held at the Conference Centre at British Steel this week.
The Healthy Workplace scheme has been developed by our local council to recognise businesses that see the significance of a healthy workforce and commit to creating a healthy culture for their employees. The framework has four levels for companies to work towards, these are: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each award level consists of core and thematic criteria which the company has to meet to enable them to progress through the awards scheme.
There are many topics that the Public Health team offer advice and guidance on, such as: emotional well-being and minimising stress, musculoskeletal disorders, stopping smoking, weight management, healthier eating, physical activity, alcohol and substance misuse, sexual health, leadership, workplace culture and policy guidance.
We have been a part of the scheme for some years now and value the support we receive from our Health Improvement Specialist (Workplace Health and Health Champion Coordinator) Helen Whitelam from North Lincolnshire Council. Helen has supported HITEK with the submission of evidence; she regularly sends health related resources and information about local and national health campaigns. Most recently she has delivered training to our staff, an Introduction to Mental Health; this was a valuable insight for our staff. We will continue to promote health and well-being at our workplace and strive for a healthier workforce!
To find out more about the Healthy Workplace Scheme: https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/people-health-and-care/health-and-healthy-lifestyle/workplace-health/