North East Better Health at Work Award

Delivered by North East Better Health at Work

The Better Health at Work Award recognises the efforts of employers in the North East and Cumbria in addressing health issues within the workplace.

The award scheme is free, flexible and open to all employers in the North East and Cumbria, regardless of size, location or type of business. Many organisations already promote healthy lifestyles and consider the health of their employees.

This Award will recognise the achievements of these organisations and help them move forward in a structured and supported way. For those organisations who have not considered promoting health at work, taking part in this award will help you reap the rewards of encouraging a healthy workforce.

Every employer/organisation who signs-up to participate in the Award scheme is supported by a dedicated Workplace Health Improvement Specialist.

Award Criteria

There are 5 levels to the Award – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Continuing Excellence and Maintaining Excellence, with appropriate criteria at each stage to build into an Award Portfolio. Organisations are given up to a year per level, but there is flexibility for those who need it.

Evidence indicates that it takes a period of time to effectively establish the infrastructure that will engage employees in adopting behaviours / lifestyle changes. This is why ALL employers are required to begin at Bronze and progress systematically upwards through the levels. Every employer/organisation who signs-up to participate in the Award scheme is supported by a dedicated Health Improvement Specialist.

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