Health and wellbeing
London South Bank University (LSBU) believes in the sanctity of a safe, healthy workplace. We have worked towards several initiatives and achievements to cement our commitment to creating a healthy workplace for all employees.
Fitter and healthier staff are less likely to take time off, and staff turnover is also likely to be reduced, so it has a positive impact on the bottom line. With work being such a huge part of our lives, who could argue about the importance of health and wellbeing whilst we are doing it?
Roger Evans, Former Deputy Mayor of London
Silver award from RoSPA
- LSBU has been recognised with a silver award from Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for supporting colleagues and striving to make LSBU a safe place for all.
The RoSPA Awards are internationally recognised accolades awarded to businesses and organisations that have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.
Ed Spacey, Head of Health, Safety and Resilience at LSBU, said “I am pleased that we have achieved the RoSPA Silver Health and Safety Award. This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to make LSBU a safe place to work and study”.
Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Awards and Events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.
“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year”.
Accredited to the Healthy Workplace Charter
- LSBU is a proud recipient of the London Healthy Workplace Charter Excellence Award, granted by the Mayor of London’s office.
London South Bank University is a proud recipient of the London Healthy Workplace Charter Excellence Award, granted by the Mayor of London’s office at an award ceremony on 13 November 2017. This prestigious award was the culmination of a long but positive journey, which began in 2015 with the Commitment award and thereafter the Achievement award in 2016.
We submitted extensive evidence and attended a verification day at City Hall, which involved a presentation and in depth interviews. The award validated our commitment to developing a culture of wellbeing that links to organisational outcomes, staff productivity and employee retention. It also helped to raise the profile of wellbeing by identifying strengths and weaknesses in 8 key areas related to:
Corporate support for wellbeing; health and safety requirements; tobacco; healthy eating; attendance management; mental health; physical activity; alcohol; and substance misuse.
For further information, please contact Andrea Allen.
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