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British Safety Council offers help for SMEs and micro-size employers on workplace well-being

IN the face of pressures following Covid and in light of a worsening economy, the British Safety Council is offering any organization employing up to 500 staff the chance to get free support to improve the well-being of their workplace.

Through its campaign on workplace well-being, Keep Thriving, the health, safety, and well-being charity is inviting SMEs and micro-sized employers to apply to attend one of a series of free three-hour workshops to help them develop a well-being strategy. Applications are currently open until 30 November 2022.

The sessions, delivered by experts from the British Safety Council’s Being Well Together programme, will help employers explore why well-being matters to them, their people, and their business, and ways they can improve their well-being. The session will help small, medium, and micro-sized employers to develop a strategy which works and to track and evaluate their progress.

Launching the offer, Peter McGettrick, chairman of the British Safety Council, said: ‘We’ve been seeing more and more pressures piling on to businesses, especially smaller ones, both following the Covid pandemic and with the rising cost of energy, and as a charity we want to do something to help. That’s why we are offering SMEs and micro-sized employers the chance to improve the well-being of their staff, completely free of charge.

‘Employers will be able to meet other like-minded organizations to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and best ways of developing a well-being strategy and find out how improving well-being boosts their organizational performance and reduces the likelihood of accidents and ill health among their staff. This is a great chance to take a fresh look at how you, your staff, and your business can succeed and thrive together.’

Any employer with to up to 500 staff can apply here.

As well as the free workshops, the British Safety Council is offering all employers who attend the opportunity to apply for a cash award to fund activity they decide to do as a result. The charity wants to make up to £10,000 available to one or more organizations.

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