Health and wellbeing

Looking after our people and contractors is not just a moral obligation, it makes clear business sense. Our people being well and healthy is vital to our success.

In 2014, we launched our new Occupational Health strategy, Health Like Safety, which aims to raise the status of health as a key component of our overall objectives and strategy. Health Like Safety includes a dedicated health plan and health champion at all locations in order to:

  • ensure safety-critical workers are fit for work;
  • prevent work-related cancers and other chronic health conditions caused or made worse by work;
  • promote wellbeing and healthy lifestyles while recognising that this remains a matter of personal choice; and
  • optimise our approach to dealing with sudden cardiac arrest in the workplace.

Health Like Safety at the Thameslink Programme team

In 2014, Carillion joined the Global Corporate Challenge, a corporate health and wellbeing initiative aimed at increasing physical activity and establishing sustainable habits for sedentary workers. Highlights include:

  • 62% reported a weight loss, with an average of more than 9lbs;
  • 65% reported a decrease in stress levels;
  • 38% reported an increase in productivity;
  • 85% reported their health as good, very good or excellent compared with 42% pre-event; and
  • 57% reported that the event had encouraged their friends and family to get out walking more.

In 2015, we are launching a Stress and Mental Health Charter. This will be accompanied by tools and a training module to reduce work-related stress and promote positive mental wellbeing.

Our health and wellbeing programmes include:

Employee assistance

Employee assistance, offering services such as free education advice, childcare guidance and employee counselling, with a 24-hour telephone support service

Work–life balance policies

Work–life balance policies covering issues such as parental leave, flexible and part-time working, and special leave

Licensed medical clinics

Licensed medical clinics in Dubai, Muscat and Cairo supporting more than 20,000 employees

Health Matters

Health Matters, a monthly information service, in partnership with our occupational health provider, aimed at giving good-quality information on personal health issues. Feedback from employees has been extremely positive

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RoSPA Award

Carillion Training Services was a winner at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014. The Education & Training Services Sector Award recognises commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

I am proud of the sheer hard work, dedication, innovation and commitment to health and safety by our staff and apprentices. It is they who make a significant difference and allow us to continually improve our occupational health and safety performance.”

Ray Wilson, Director and General Manager

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38% of our people reported an increase in productivity as a result of the Global Corporate Challenge health initiative

62% weight loss reported by our people in the Global Corporate Challenge

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