The Healthy Workplace Award
People in the UK on average work 36 hours per week which means 21.4% of our week is spent at work. During this time our working environment is influencing our mood and emotions which can in turn impact on our home lives and our interactions with family and friends.
Based on the above figures, it is estimated that full time employees in Milton Keynes alone take almost 530,000 days off sick annually and the cost impact of sickness to Milton Keynes Businesses is more than £64 Million. Source: MKC JSNA Workplace Health (2016/2017).
For information please visit Public Health England Workplace Health Needs Assessment (PDF, 3.3MB).
The Councils across Milton Keynes, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough are committed to supporting local businesses to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees, regardless of size or sector.
The Healthy Workplace Award Scheme
The workplace is increasingly being recognised as a key setting for health promotion and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has established the workplace, as a priority setting for health promotion in the 21st century. A Happy healthy workforce has synergistic benefits for workplaces, productivity and the economy (WHO).
The free Healthy Workplace Award has been set up to provide employers in Milton Keynes, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough with a consistent measure of workplace health. It covers eight core standards and sets out different requirements for small, medium and large businesses.
The Healthy Workplace Award Scheme invites employers to take a flexible, honest appraisal of how their organisation is performing, starting at Bronze level and overtime progressing through to Gold. The free Healthy Workplace Award Scheme is independently accredited which can have a profound impact, paying dividends for employers and employees alike.
The Healthy Workplace Award Scheme is flexible to allow organisations to work towards a specific area of workplace health or to comply with all eight of the core standards:
- Alcohol and substance misuse (PDF, 889KB)
- Attendance management (PDF, 899KB)
- Health & safety (PDF, 911KB)
- Healthy eating (PDF, 883KB)
- Leadership (PDF, 917KB)
- Mental health (PDF, 924KB)
- Physical activity (PDF, 881KB)
- Smoking & tobacco (PDF, 885KB)
To find out more information on The Healthy Workplace Award please see The Healthy Workplace Award Brochure (PDF, 861KB)
You can register below
Or email Public Health on: Public.Health@milton-keynes.gov.uk
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The Healthy Workplace Award has been adopted for Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes with acknowledgment to Suffolk County Council.
Last Updated: 9 June 2021