The Healthy Workplace Standards

Improving workplace health in Milton Keynes, Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire (BMK)

The Healthy Workplace Standards recognise and celebrate organisations across Milton Keynes, Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire, who are committed to improving and maintaining a healthy and happy workplace

Why register for the healthy workplace standards?

A happy, healthy workplace is good for business.

Workplace health and wellbeing are priorities for government, industry commerce, employer and employee groups.

Having a resilient, healthy workforce with the right work-home balance has never been more important.

It improves productivity, absenteeism and effectiveness, as well as strengthening your ability to adapt and respond to the economy and our ever changing environment.

These portfolio of awards, will support your organisation to make time for wellbeing, focus your efforts and track your progression.

They are designed for small, medium or large organisations in the East of England and will encourage collaboration across your entire workforce.

 

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The eight standards

Designed to structure your progression, helping you achieve a healthy workplace in all areas of your organisation.

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1 - Absence Management Standard

Identifying a clear attendance management policy with solid procedures.
FULL DETAILS OF THE ABSENCE MANAGEMENT STANDARD  >>

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2 - Alcohol and Substance Misuse Standard

Having a policy or statement on alcohol and substance misuse, together with health information.
FULL DETAILS OF THE ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE STANDARD  >>

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3 - Health and Safety Standard

Considering relevant health and safety requirements, encompassing prevention of stress and musculoskeletal conditions.
FULL DETAILS OF THE HEALTH & SAFETY STANDARD  >>
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4 - Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standard

Promoting healthy lifestyles through physical activity and healthy eating.
FULL DETAILS OF THE HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STANDARD  >>
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5 - Inclusive Employment Standard

Enabling and supporting a diverse workforce.
FULL DETAILS OF THE INCLUSIVE EMPLOYMENT STANDARD  >>
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6 - Leadership in Health and Wellbeing Standard

Adopting a person centred approach to health and wellbeing from the top down.
FULL DETAILS OF THE LEADERSHIP HEALTH & WELLBEING STANDARD  >>

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7 - Mental Health and Wellbeing Standard

Adopting an open and supportive approach to mental health and wellbeing.
FULL DETAILS OF THE MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING STANDARD  >>
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8 - Smoking and Tobacco-related Ill Health Standard

Ensuring a smoke free workplace which supports smoking cessation.
FULL DETAILS OF THE SMOKING & TOBACCO-RELATED HEALTH STANDARD  >>
DID YOU KNOW…

30%

of employees have experienced poor mental health where work was a contributing factor