A recent query on health promotion at work answered by the British Safety Council’s member Information Service.

Are there any guidelines on how to introduce a health promotion scheme at work?

A workplace health promotion scheme (WHPS) is defined as everything an organisation, its employees and wider society does to improve the health and well-being of people at work. For employers, this means going beyond the standard approach to managing occupational health – such as tackling problems such as stress and musculoskeletal disorders – to carry out a range of proactive health prevention and promotion measures. The idea is to make the workplace a healthier environment generally and to encourage good employee health and wellbeing, both inside and outside of work.

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