The ‘Live Well’ program at Easternwell, a Broadspectrum subsidiary, is designed to help employees make healthier choices in their daily lives.
This initiative includes specific health and wellness programs, with activities ranging from promoting exercise and healthy eating, to the abandonment of harmful activities such as smoking and alcohol consumption, and initiatives to maintain a good state of mental health.
‘Live Well’ includes access to an Employee Assistance Program, available 24/7, which is designed to help workers resolve problems at work that affect their living standards, wellness, safety or productivity. Employees can also sign up for a special 12-week plan to encourage exercise and can participate actively in mental health events such as ‘Mates in Construction’ and ‘Movember’, an initiative to raise awareness and funds to combat prostate cancer.
Liam Brennan, Easternwell’s Wellness Coordinator, said: “We are constantly creating and improving ways to help our employees make healthy choices.” Our Wellness Committee, with strong support from our executive team, meets every six or eight weeks to discuss current health and wellness projects and future programs.”
'Live Well' program recognized for taking care of employees' health
Easternwell’s well-being program has been recognized by a number of organizations and institutions. Grace Grace, Queensland’s Minister of Education and Industrial Relations, visited Easternwell’s Toowoomba office to announce that the ‘Live Well’ program is a finalist in the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards. In addition, this year Easternwell received Silver Level recognition from the Queensland Government for its health and wellness program.￼ Under the Queensland Government’s Healthier Happier program, Easternwell was recognized for making a difference in the field of occupational health and well-being.
Ferrovial Services working to enhance well-being at work
Ferrovial Services is committed to programs of this type in the geographies where it operates. One example is Hasavi, the wellness program implemented by Ferrovial Services in Spain. Another is Amey’s Employee Assistance Program, which includes personalized counseling on health and mental well-being.￼ Broadspectrum has initiatives such as ‘Mental Health Check-In‘, under which over 700 employees performed a mental health check-up.￼
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