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NATS recognised as healthiest workplace

Posted 15 September 2017 · Add Comment

UK provider of air traffic services, NATS, has been recognised as the 'Healthiest New Entrant' at Britain's Healthiest Workplace Awards, which recognises organisations that make the best efforts to improve employee health.



Above: (left to right) Joanne Thornton – FM Engagement Manager, Sarah Ewer - Occupational Health Doctor and Jane Russell – HR Business Partner.

The awards are based on the results of the UK’s largest and most comprehensive workplace wellness study conducted by VitalityHealth. The survey was sent to NATS employees earlier in the year to understand the impact of lifestyle factors and the workplace environment on their health.

NATS has been recognised for its day-to-day efforts to keep employees healthy and active; with people having access to onsite gyms and frequent sport classes, free fruit and the opportunity to join in on various wellness events throughout the year.

Sarah Ewer, NATS Occupational Health Doctor, said: “This is a great achievement for NATS as it recognises the fantastic programmes we have in place to improve wellness across our sites.

“Human performance is especially important in air traffic management as a safety critical, 24/7 industry which strongly depends on people, so health and wellbeing is a priority for us to promote in order to ensure our frontline staff are on top performance.”

NATS’ operational air traffic controllers are required to undertake regular medical checks to ensure they are fit for service, and the Human Factors team support many aspects including managing fatigue.

Neville Koopowitz, CEO at Vitality, said: “Congratulations to all the winners of the Britain’s Healthiest Workplace Awards.

“Britain’s Healthiest Workplace offers a unique insight into the role employers can play in influencing employee health and wellbeing. A key finding has been that while the challenge of health-related productivity loss is pervasive to organisations of all industries and sizes, it is in fact modifiable, and employers can reduce this through investing in employee health and wellbeing.”

 

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