We’ve all heard the saying that a good leader ‘knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way’.

This standard focuses very much on the leadership of your organisation showing a consistent approach to encouraging employee wellbeing. It will ask you to ensure you have fully assessed your needs and priorities around health and work.

  • Be clear of your responsibility under the Equality Act 2010 and other equality legislation.
  • Provide evidence of an effective communication policy or procedure that tackles bullying, harassment and disciplinary procedures.
  • It will help you consider whether managers understand the main issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of their team.
  • It will look at whether employees are offered learning and development opportunities to maximise their potential.


Level 1 – has four criteria sections
Level 2 – has three criteria sections
Level 3 – has four criteria sections

There is a natural progression and so you’ll start at Level 1, and once completed you can move on to Level 2, and then Level 3 on each of the eight standards.