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Ricoh project

Company: Ricoh UK Products LDT (RPL)

Location: RPL manufacturing site, Priorslee

Project Category: Conservation

To link Ricoh's Conservation and Health& Well-being activities, a wooden bridge was built  linking up biodiversity buffer zones to create an employee walk area. This improved their awareness of the corporate biodiversity the Ricoh Eco Ninjas carry out (natural capital), whilst also getting some exercise away from the daily stresses of the workplace (health& well-being). These have now become an established part of the site, and has been used in best practice events.

What the company thought

“This has been a great success... We had great fun building the bridge, and it's great to see people just enjoying a "stress-busting" walk.”

Project Partner: Shropshire Wildlife Trust


Sports & Exercise

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SFRS have a free Occupational Health (OH) service including referrals for counselling and physiotherapy, annual fitness tests, three year medicals, and asbestos medicals. We also worked with OH to hold our first “Health and Wellbeing day” back in January 2016 where we had various free activities including Head Massage, Acupuncture, and Nail treatments. The event provided free health checks including blood pressure, cholesterol and lung age. The event also had a meditation session, dementia awareness session and several high intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions. SFRS are looking to arrange more of these days including evening events to enable more of our retained staff to attend.

SFRS have corporate membership of gyms including Sundorne sports village and Albrighton Hall Hotel. We offer a healthcare benefits plan through “Paycare” which comes out of employees payroll deductions and allows you to reclaim the costs spent on health care and dentists etc. We also offer dyslexia screening and dyslexia training/awareness sessions and dementia training/awareness sessions.

This year we have signed the MIND Blue light Time to Change pledge to show our commitment as an emergency service employer to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination within our service. SFRS staff were offered an opportunity to play a part in a project aimed at devising a programme of mental health support for emergency services personnel and we also had training for Managers as well as general information and support for Mental Health.

For more information contact; Guy Williams

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