HE Simm sees 82% of staff take up health checks

Gareth Simm

Building services organisation HE Simm has seen 82% of its 240 UK-based staff take up confidential health checks offered as part of its health and wellbeing strategy.

The 20-minute checks, provided by Let’s Get Healthy, were launched in April and May 2016 to monitor employees’ height, weight, BMI, body fat percentage, hydration levels, resting heart rate, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol levels, as well as to provide lifestyle advice and goal-setting tips.

The health checks were promoted to staff using emails which included the health check booking link, posters and leaflets delivered with payslips.

HE Simm will use the data collected from the health checks to form the basis of a tailored health and wellbeing strategy for its workforce.

Staff were given the opportunity to name the new health and wellbeing programme, with a naming competition aimed at engaging employees. The winning employee was awarded a Nutribullet for their suggestion, Simple Health.

HE Simm is also planning to launch a voluntary benefits platform which includes retail discounts, childcare vouchers, and a bikes-for-work scheme.

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Gareth Simm (pictured), managing director at HE Simm, said: “Our people are our biggest asset. We want a happy and healthy workforce and feel the programme is our way of giving back to those people who work so hard for us and can hopefully provide them with skills to manage their home-work life balance.

“We want all our employees to reach their full potential. Health and wellbeing is so important to us all.”