Battersea Power Station
Battersea were happy to be part of the London Health and Wellbeing Week Campaign which ran for one week from the 19th to the 23rd October along with other employers from across London. London Mayor Boris Johnson, who has backed the scheme launched the event by saying: “I urge more employers of all sizes and from all sectors to get involved and support the health and wellbeing of their staff.”
The following activities were undertaken across the project for the London Health & Wellbeing Week:
On Monday the workforce were given information about health and preventing ill health and the weeks activities were outlined.
On Tuesday a total of 64 one-to-one health MOTs including cholesterol, glucose & blood pressure checks, lifestyle assessments and bespoke lifestyle plans were undertaken
On Wednesday managers and supervisors were given training on the health risks of Silica inhalation, control measures and how to prevent ill health from activities on site. Smoking cessation clinics also ran with free nicotine replacement therapy and professional support on lung health.
On Thursday 103 people attended toolbox talks & health promotion focusing on the importance of sleep and preventing fatigue, sleep diaries were distributed and follow-up assessments were offered to all attendees.
On Friday Morning 1500 pieces of fruit were given out to workers as they entered the site to encourage healthy eating
On Friday afternoon the team participated in the delivery of healthy recipes, free fruit and nutritional advice to parents and children at a local primary school in Battersea.
Karl Simons, Head of Safety, Health and Wellbeing at Thames Water, and Chairman of the Major Employers Health Directors Group said of the event as a whole: “What has been encouraging is the spirit towards sharing best practice. To see so many large organisations from different industry sectors coming together with a collective goal of pushing health and wellbeing is remarkable’’.