Transport for London are here to keep London moving, working and growing; and to make life in the Capital better.
Currently, 8.4 million people live in the Capital and virtually everyone who visits, lives or works in London will use one of our services and every one of those journeys matters to us.
TfL has over 26,000 employees. Our aim at TfL Occupational Health is to help people with health issues get into work, stay in work, and return to work quickly and safely after illness and injury. We are here to help people enhance the quality of their life through empowering them to identify and use any opportunities to improve their mental and physical health, in the belief that this will contribute to their motivation and work performance.
During Great Britain Health and Wellbeing Week major employers across London are collaborating to raise awareness of employees health and wellbeing issues. Employees are more likely to take health and safety seriously if they can see that their leaders are serious about these issues and are also looking after their own health. For these reasons TfL are asking their Directors to chose at least one from the list of activities below, take part in and then promote this during that week:
Attend the TfL Mini Health Expo
Visit one of the Cancer Awareness stands organised in collaboration with Prostate Cancer UK and Cancer Research UK
Resilience training on the ezone
Occupational health for managers training on the ezone
Walk and talk meetings
Take the stairs instead of the lift
Write a blog about health and well-being
TfL’s other activities during the week include:
TfL Mini Health Expo
Global Corporate Challenge Award Ceremony
Time to Change pledge renewed
Time to Change Agents - recruitment and training
Cancer Awareness campaign
Flu vaccination campaign
using the tools provided by the collaboration of participating companies such as the daily health message, the newsletter, the website etc.
Great Britain Health and Wellbeing Week underpins our broader Health Improvement Programme, which is part of TfL’s Health, Safety and Environment Strategy.
TfL customers are also encouraged to get involved in Great Britain Health and Wellbeing Week. London’s transport system has a highly significant role to play in helping tackle the major public health challenges our city faces. Improving air quality, reducing death and injury on our roads and making sure that there is adequate transport provision to serve hospitals, clinics and GP surgeries are just some examples of our work in this area. The Capital’s transport system plays a very important part in people’s health. It enables Londoners to access jobs, education, shops, recreation, health and social services as well as travel to see friends and family. All of these are essential for a healthy, fulfilling life.
During Great Britain Health and Wellbeing Week the wider community could consider how they access transport as a way to improve their health. Hiring a Santander cycle (from London’s Self Service Cycle Hire Scheme), walking to the next bus stop or getting off the tube a stop early are all great options.