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Top tips for managing health at work


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A simple, valuable downloadable top tips one-pager to share with Line Managers especially those who are managing absence cases.

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Top tips for managing health at work

  1. 1. ManagingWELL Top tips for managing health at work LOOK & LISTEN Listen not only with your ears but also with your eyes.  What are they saying?  How are they saying it?  Body language.  Any changes in behaviour, performanceor decision making over the past few weeks or months?  Have they been complaining of any health issues for several weeks? Common Adjustments  Access to buildings / rooms  Equipment.  Start / finish times.  Writing down instructions.  Fixed breaks.  Additional unplanned breaks.  Allocated parking.  Time off for medical appointments.  Sickness absence triggers.  Meeting locations.  Re-allocating some tasks. review - Put a review date for adjustments in your diary. Action - Do what you said you would do. Consistency - Start with common adjustments and only deviate if you can justify this due to symptoms or situation. Document why you made your decision. Keep good records If you didn’t write it down or keep a copy, it didn’t happen.  Notes and outcomes. of meetings.  Emails and Reports.  Adjustments made.  Photos and reports of accidents. Communicate Be supportive but thorough.  Don’t be afraid to say, “You don’t seem to be your usual self over the past few weeks, are you okay?”  Communicate any performance issues you have identified in a timely way.  Remind them of any organisational benefits. Ask Questions You don’t need to be an expert in health issues but you should gain insight into their symptoms and consider how these are affecting or could affect their ability to perform at work.  How are you feeling today?  What symptoms are you experiencing?  How long have you been getting them?  Are they getting better or worse?  Have you had them before?  Are there any parts of your job role you are having difficulty with?  Have you been seeing your GP or getting other treatment / help?  How do you think the treatment / help is working? *Theinformationcontainedisforgeneraladviceonly. Web email Use Available Resources © Copyright Health In Action 2018