About the Road to Wellbeing Strategy
The purpose of Safer Highways is to keep health, safety and wellbeing at the fore of the highways industry and to help drive awareness, strong leadership, effective communication and best practice at all levels in our sector.
A part of this has been to better promote Health and Wellbeing across the Sector through our ‘Road to Better Wellbeing’ framework.
Introduction to the Road to Better Wellbeing
The Road to Wellbeing is an approach and set of ideals for delivering Occupational health within the Highways Sector, solely aimed at providing board statements under strategic delivery headings which organisations who sign up to the Road to Wellbeing approach can achieve using their own processes and procedures.
The ideals are taken from the Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index, an existing and pre- recognized set of parameters which many organisations from both within and outside of our industry will already be familiar with.
However, the overall approach has been expanded to consider not just the wellbeing of the individual, but instead also the overall health of an individual, consider their mental health and their physical health.
The aim of the ‘Road to Wellbeing’ programme is not to be prescriptive and determine which, if any, pre-existing awareness and training programmes organisations should or should not use.
Instead, our aim is to enable employers to adopt various methods of awareness and training within a specific framework to enable them to develop a cohesive and effective message around health and wellbeing.
To make this process available to all, a series of free to access resources will be produced and a clearly defined pathway identified.
In doing this we hope to achieve our objective of significantly improving Health and Wellbeing across the sector. At the same time, we also will be working with the Tier 1 contractors to amend their contractual terms to lower tiers to support them rather than be a requirement to deliver.
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