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Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing


According to the IOSH report 'The Healthy Profit', sickness absence due to mental ill health alone costs the UK economy more than £8bn per year. An organisation that is healthy and well is more likely to be productive, innovative and competitive.

This Intellelearn Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing course is designed to provide your people with the tools and techniques to improve the health and wellbeing of the entire workforce. 

Did you know: “69% of Managers have not been trained to recognise poor mental health in their employees!”

Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing offers a fresh approach to health training. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and a sharp business focus. But you’ll also find that the content engages and inspires your staff – critical to getting the message embedded across the whole organisation.

Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing is for managers and supervisors working in any sector, and for any organisation. It’s designed to provide them with the tools and techniques to improve health and wellbeing across their organisation. They won’t suddenly become health and wellbeing experts – but it will help them to become line managers who truly care about the health and wellbeing of an organisation’s most important asset – its people.

Benefits to the learner:

  • Effectively manage health and wellbeing risks
  • Understand your own and other’s responsibilities in creating a Great Place to Work
  • Manage fluctuations in people’s health status and assess their fitness for work
  • Measure your own performance as a manager or supervisor
  • Learn how to help team members return to work after illness
  • Discover how to recognise a ‘well’ employee
  • Reflect on good practice, both personally and organisation-wide

Benefits to the organisation:

  • Practical advice and tools for your managers to create a healthy, productive workplace
  • Improve health and wellbeing awareness across the organisation
  • Fewer hours lost due to ill health and reduced presenteeism, resulting in greater productivity
  • Enhanced reputation within the supply chain, with customers and other stakeholders

What you’ll learn:

  • State what health management is and explain why it makes good business sense to have a good health profile
  • Summarise occupational safety and health and employment requirements and describe what to consider in a health needs assessment
  • Describe how the vision and direction of an organisation influence health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Relate health hazards to different categories and explain their causes and impact
  • Carry out a health risk assessment identifying the hazards, risks and controls and recognise any specific health risks that need to be prioritised
  • Explain ways to monitor health risks in a risk management process and state who can provide help with managing occupational health and wellbeing issues
  • List types of common non-work related physical and mental health conditions and describe how they impact fitness for work
  • Describe the requirements and types of health assessments for specific worker groups
  • Describe the components of a drug and alcohol policy and testing process and explain how to manage results
  • Explain ways to conduct absence management and recognise the benefits of getting people back to work