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Health Promotion Programmes

What is the aim of health promotion?

Health Promotion enables and empowers individuals to take charge of their own health and the quality of their lives. The workplace has been identified as a key setting in which to promote health and employers can make a major contribution to influencing the health of its workers and prevent illness and injury that will impact on the employee’s job and the overall productivity of the organisation.

What are the benefits of a health promotion programme?

  • Encourages employees to take responsibility for their own health and well being
  • Help to prevents illness through increased education regarding health issues
  • Can reduce the impact of personal medical conditions and the affect these can have on the organisation and its productivity
  • Employees feel they are valued within the organisation

How can Doyle Health and Safety help?

At Doyle Health and Safety we have many packages which cater for a variety of organisational settings. Our programmes include:

  • Back Care
  • Work Life Balance
  • Stress Management
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Men’s health /Women’s health
  • Cancer awareness
  • Diet and lifestyle including:
  • Healthy Heart programs
  • Diet, nutrition and weight management
  • Exercise and the importance of physical activity and fitness
  • Awareness talks on diabetes, cholesterol etc
  • Alcohol awareness/Drug awareness
  • Parenting
  • First aid workshops with basic life saving skills e.g. CPR, Choking, heart attack, bleeding and bandaging

Health Screening

What is health screening?

Health screening differs from health surveillance in that it does not assess health in relation to job risk. Health screening is a proactive approach to effective employee health and lifestyle management and shows a commitment to employee health and welfare.

Why should I do health screening?

Your employees are your most valuable asset and in today’s corporate environment, increasing pressures and occupational demands can have a negative affect on your employee’s health and well being
Health assessments can be invaluable in catching potentially life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes before they can do serious damage. By giving individuals specific information about the health risks that affect them personally, you give them a powerful incentive to take positive action - either to seek treatment or to make changes in the way they live. Through educating people about important health issues and helping them to manage their health effectively, your workforce will become less vulnerable to illness, both in the long and short term. Such programmes also make employees feel valued, and a happy workforce means a healthy workforce and that means a more productive workforce!

What are the benefits of health screening to the employer?

  • Shows commitment and concern for employee health and welfare
  • Could reduce future absence rates through risk reduction
  • Provides scope for future health promotion initiatives

What is included in health screening?

We have various packages available including well man and well woman options. We will customise our package to suit the needs of the client company. Tests carried out in health screening programmes usually include:

  • Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides
  • Glucose
  • Height/Weight/Body Mass Index
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Waist circumference
  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart Rate Analysis
  • Vision Testing
  • Consultation - Lifestyle Advice e.g. diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol and stress

How is health screening carried out?

To facilitate demands placed on employers all health screening programmes are carried out on client sites. Appointments will be scheduled for each employee (15-30 minutes)*. The required tests will be carried out, analysed and discussed with the employee during this time.

What will happen if abnormalities are detected during health screening?

The abnormality and any concerns will be discussed with the employee and they will be provided with a report which they can take to their GP for further investigation and future management.

What information will be supplied to the employer?

Although specific employee results remain confidential employers will receive a hi-level report summarising all of the employees who have attended, general findings and significant health risks which may be relevant for future health management programmes within the organisation.