How to apply for a Healthy Workplace Standard

The process is flexible to meet the needs of your organisation.

There are eight core ‘standards’ you can apply for, however you don’t have to do all eight, you can pick and choose as few or as many as you like.

Read about each of the Healthy Workplace Standards here

There is a natural progression and so you’ll start at Bronze Level, and once completed you can move on to Silver, and then Gold on each of the eight standards.

All the information you need is here on this website.

There are no timescales to adhere to, you can apply for the awards at a pace which suits you and your organisation.

For each standard we explain the criteria and give you information on what evidence you need to provide in order to show you meet the required standard. The criteria for each level is adapted for small, medium or large employers.

You can complete the entire application process online, including uploading your evidence documents,  and you can easily save your progress as you go along and come back to it at any time.

To start the applications, simply register with a name and email and you’re good to go.

The Healthy Workplace Standard process

Register for the Healthy Workplace Standards

Workplace Health team arrange an onboarding meeting via Teams


Carry out an assessment of your current employee health and wellbeing need to inform priorities and provide a baseline for impact measurement


Decide on the standards you want to work towards

Gather your evidence and upload the information into each section of the website
Submit your evidence when you believe you have ‘fully met’ the standard(s)
Your submission will be assessed by a panel of experts
Receive feedback via a Teams meeting with the assessment panel.
(You may be asked to submit some additional information to fully meet the standard)
Certificate awarded for each fully met standard at each level.
Achievement of all eight standards at Bronze, Silver or Gold level will be awarded with Healthy Workplace Status!

Just 11%

of managers in the UK have received training on understanding workplace stressors