The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a statement which demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to the health, safety and well-being of their employees. Joining the charter provides organisations with a number of benefits, including:
- National recognition – With more than 1,000 organisations in England holding the award, the charter is seen as the most important business standard for employee health, well-being and safety
- Boost your sales and marketing
- Strengthen business reputation
- Help identify gaps in policies and procedures
- Provides an established set of standards to follow
- Provides structure to help organisations develop health and safety policies and plans for the future
Organisations that join the charter can make use of the free online guides and tool kits to improve staff health and well-being. With 131 million work days lost to sickness absence in 2013, it is in UK employers’ interests to improve the health and well-being of their staff. Implement this type of programme can improve productivity whilst reducing staff turnover and sickness absence. Organisations can also opt to be formally assessed against the standard, and the charter is open to businesses of all sizes, from small to large.
Accidents at work
Accidents have the potential to occur in any workplace – for example, you could fall from height whilst stacking shelves in a supermarket, or be injured whilst operating a forklift in a warehouse. If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, check to see if your employer is a member of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter. If they are, they should have procedures and plans in place to prevent accidents from occurring. If they have failed to follow guidelines or put safety procedures in place, this may be classed as negligence, and you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Contact a personal injury lawyer
Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer you can trust, to see if you could be eligible to claim compensation for your accident at work. Whatever injuries you’ve sustained, Accident Advice Helpline can help you. Call our freephone helpline today for confidential, no-obligation advice. We’ve been helping customers with their claims for workplace accidents for 14 years, and we’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Because we’re also endorsed by our patron, UK consumer champion and TV personality Esther Rantzen, you know you can trust us to provide the very best customer service. So call us today for advice or to get the ball rolling on your claim.
Date Published: September 9, 2014
Author: David Brown