Award for Wilton Centre
From left to right, Eva Forte (AkzoNobel), Dave Brown (Dupont Teijin Films), Tina Wright (Dupont Teijin Films), Angela Gardner (Dupont Teijin Films), Sean Wentworth (Taylor Shaw Catering), Keith Thompson (Wilton Centre Facilities Management).
The Wilton Centre has formally been presented with its Better Health at Work Award.
Run through the local NHS Primary Care Trust, the award recognises workplaces where health and well-being is a high priority.
A number of residents took part, staging events and highlighting some of the issues within their businesses.
A portfolio was compiled to provide evidence that The Wilton Centre met the criteria laid down to achieve the award, including:
• Healthy options available in the Restaurant
• No smoking in the building or company vehicles
• Absenteeism rates measured and monitored
• Risk Assessments conducted with the emphasis on health such as 'manual handling' and 'slips, trips & falls'.
• Health & Safety Committees in each business were health issues can be addressed.
• Coffee points and mess room facilities availability.
• Cleaning and hygiene checks.
Other health initiatives included a 'blood pressure measurement' service provided by the PCT and visits to The Wilton Centre by the NHS Blood Service.
Towards the end of the year, the portfolio was reviewed by Roz Elms, the Health Improvement Lead for Redcar & Cleveland Primary Care Trust, and it was confirmed that the Centre had achieved the award.
Dave Brown and Keith Thompson received the award from Dame Carol Black, National Director of Health & Work, at a TUC event at the Hilton Hotel, in Newcastle. The award will be in permanent display in the Centre’s restaurant.