In recent years, there has been a noticeable push for the world to embrace a healthier lifestyle, not only with regards to physical health, but also mental wellbeing. This is not always achievable when you work in the office from 9am to 5am. There is a solution, however: The ‘healthy workplace’. By looking into implementing factors within this concept, not only could you improve the health and wellbeing of yourself and your colleagues, but you could also significantly improve the atmosphere of your office environment.
Physical health and safety
The physical aspect of a healthy workplace focuses directly on health and safety within the workplace. If your or place of work adheres to health and safety rules then your staff are less likely to be at risk of an accident. Luckily, maintaining the health and safety of your workplace is quite simple. Regular risk assessments are a necessity, whilst also ensuring that your safety equipment is working and up to date. Your office layout may also affect the health and safety of your workplace, however, so this may be a factor worth considering.
The physical health and safety of your office is important, however, so is the psychological wellbeing of you and your staff. Taking in to consideration their emotional needs during times of difficulty will also ensure that they’re mental wellbeing is taken care of. Creating a comfortable, and exciting workplace could help to improve the overall atmosphere of your office, and help to keep the psychological wellbeing of yourself and your staff at a high level.
Encouraging team events and outings will also help to improve the wellbeing of your staff through relationship development, and may even give you the opportunity to give back to your local community.
With over 30 years of experience, SLP interiors specialises in commercial and retail fit-outs with health and safety in mind every step of the way. Let us help you begin your journey to creating a healthy workplace; contact the team today.