In 2014/15 the top work related illnesses were to do with stress, depression and anxiety, and work related pressures are often a cause or major contributor.
Site management roles are often highly stressed with a high sickness rate compared to other roles.
It is widely accepted that rather than a short-term knee jerk reaction to health, looking at employee’s long-term welfare is much more effective.
Because of that we think that keeping employees safe is no longer enough and we wanted to go further than bare minimum of normal provision.
We wanted to make the working area much more enjoyable for employees, so we decided to provide separate areas for employees to relax in their breaks.
The room is currently provided with beanbags and a coffee table, yoga mat for stretching, roller back massager to relieve back pain, adult colouring books & bubbles (stress release) as well as a sofa.
Entry submitted by St George plc
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