Participating in a health and safety campaign is great for raising awareness of important issues in your organisation. We have selected three campaigns for employers to focus on during June 2022, drawing attention to physical and mental health in the workplace.

Bike Week – 6th June to 12th June

Delivered by Cycling UK, this campaign encourages everyone to go out and experience their local community by bike, enjoying various health benefits as a result.

Did you know, cycling to work can help to reduce the risk of developing cancer by as much as 45%?

Spreading the word about Bike Week in your workplace is a great initiative, not only for this reason, but also because it helps staff to feel more productive, while making your business environmentally friendly.

If your colleagues need persuading further, why not arrange a reward at the end of the week for those that take part. This could be a team breakfast or lunch, with plenty of other ideas available in Cycling UK’s free Workplace Activity Pack.

Men’s Health Week – 13th June to 19th June

During this week, Men’s Health Forum is encouraging men everywhere to ‘give themselves an MOT’, whether it be physically, mentally, or both.

The campaign is centred around a shocking statistic, showing that one in five men will die before reaching age 65.

To help combat this, Men’s Health Week wants to ask:

  • How healthy are you and your colleagues?
  • How healthy are your lifestyles?

Promoting personal health can be powerful in the workplace, with education and group activities helping to enhance morale and engagement in the long term.

As a result of this, employees are more likely to be focussed, alert, and aware of their surroundings, meaning safety procedures are more likely to be followed. A reduction in absenteeism will also help to reduce accidents, with sufficient staff levels maintained throughout the year.

If you would like to find out more about Men’s Health Week, including how to promote health in your organisation, click here.

Clean Air Day – 16th June

The environmental change charity Global Action Plan are continuing their Clean Air movement with Clean Air Day on Thursday 16th June. This year, their focus is on the various heart and lung diseases which can be caused by breathing in poor quality air, following the news that air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths per year in the UK.

On the day, they aim to ensure that businesses and communities become more aware of the health threats posed by air pollution, while suggesting easy actions which everyone can take to improve air quality.

As a previous winner of Environmental Awareness Campaign of the Year, Clean Air Day is popular with businesses, who can share their environmental efforts on social media with ‘#CleanAirDay’.

For more information about air pollution and resources to use on the day, visit Global Action Plan’s Clean Air Hub here.

Looking for further support?

If you would like to receive tailored guidance on protecting the health of your employees, AHR Consultants can help.

Preventing lung disease remains high on the Health and Safety Executive’s agenda (as highlighted by Clean Air Day), with inspections ongoing for multiple sectors, including construction and anywhere that involves woodworking.

Our team can help you prepare for a potential visit by reviewing your safety arrangements and COSHH assessments, suggesting updates where necessary.

Call us today on 0345 076 2288 or complete the form below to see how we can help.