Workplace health

Good work is good for you

The workplace has been identified as a key area for the improvement of health, safety and wellbeing by the World Health Organisation. Good work is important to reducing health inequalities that, in Scotland, are widest for people of working age. Working with employers will be essential in achieving new national health & wellbeing outcomes for health & social care.The 2010 Marmot Review identified the creation of fair employment and good work for all as a key priority. The report also identified 10 core characteristics of ‘good work’.

  • Safe and secure
  • Autonomy
  • Demanding whilst not overtaxing
  • Fair reward
  • Development – achieving potential
  • Non threatening – without discrimination
  • Employee voice
  • Work life business
  • Rehabilitating
  • Health promoting
Good work is good for business

Research has demonstrated a healthier and safer workplace can reduce short and long-term absence, reduce accidents and near misses and increase worker engagement.  Ensuring Good Work also makes financial sense, with workplaces making cost savings as a result.

Good work is achievable

The Workplace Team, Health Promotion Service, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership are on hand to provide FREE & CONFIDENTIAL support and advice to help you create a healthier and safer working environment to promote GOOD WORK.