Health, Safety & Wellbeing

We take that commitment seriously and we will work alongside you, to monitor and improve health, safety and mental wellbeing in your workplace. Thereby giving you peace of mind that you are doing all you can to support your team whilst protecting yourself and your business.

Health & Safety | Safe365

MITIGATE RISK FOR YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR BUSINESS WITH AN AFFORDABLE, EASY-TO-USE AND FULLY SUPPORTED HEALTH & SAFETY SOLUTION.

At AdviceFirst and POD we take health and safety in the workplace seriously – be this physical or mental health. As sponsors of the Safe365 ‘Safest Place to Work Awards,’ we are part of the movement to positively lift the culture of workplace safety in New Zealand.

Safe365 helps you meet health & safety legislative compliance levels, by:

  • Assessing your health & safety capability
  • Diagnosing the problem areas
  • Improving your capability
  • Reporting your progress

 

Start with a free 21 day trial to try it out first and see exactly why we are supporters of Safe365.

Workplace Mental Health Workshop 

As an employer, you know you have a legal responsibility to manage health and safety in the workplace, but so many of us focus on our employee’s physical health, forgetting to include mental health and wellbeing. Mental health risks need to be managed by us, just as we do for any other health and safety risk.

Aside from just meeting your legal obligations, your business can benefit from increasing your employee’s mental wellbeing significantly. Businesses that invest in building and maintaining good mental wellbeing report higher productivity and sales, more creativity and customer satisfaction, with the business becoming known as a good place to work, making recruitment and retention so much easier.

This 3 hour workshop will give you clarity on:

  • What ‘mental health and safety’ means
  • Your legal responsibilities as an employer to manage this
  • Tips for managing this, from preventing discrimination to reducing work stress and preventing psychological harm
  • Ways you can organise the workplace to support employee’s experiencing mental distress, such flexible working arrangements

Introduction to Mindfulness

BRINGING THE HEART SPACE TO WORK

Mindfulness has been shown to reduce workplace stress, anxiety and absenteeism. Introducing mindfulness to your team has many benefits, alongside your team feeling valued, it can lift mental wellbeing and create a more positive workplace culture and environment.

To support the work we do across workplace wellbeing, we offer three ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ programmes.

Mindfulness For Leaders

MINDFUL LEADERSHIP IS AN ESSENTIAL SKILL FOR BEING AN EFFECTIVE LEADER.

As a mindful leader you develop a high level of self-awareness, wisdom and self-mastery, which allows you to bring your best self in all aspects of your work, by greatly improving your emotional intelligence and business acumen.

Self-awareness is the most important leadership skill for leaders as it can affect all other leadership skills. Science has shown that practicing mindfulness significantly improves self-awareness, thus improving every other leadership skill impacted by self awareness.

Employee Assistance Programme

AS AN EMPLOYER, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING A SAFE AND HEALTHY WORKPLACE TO OUR TEAM MEMBERS.

One way we can support this is to offer short-term, confidential counselling and personal support strategies to our staff, providing them with external support when they experience personal or work problems that feel unable to cope with alone, through an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider.  By using an EAP service, your team members can find productive ways to overcome and manage these challenges.

We aim to support your needs in all people-related areas and know that providing an EAP service can have prohibitive costs for SME’s.  That’s why we’re so excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to provide a cost-effective EAP service to your team, through our partnership with EAPworks, which offers you heavily reduced establishment fees and annual fees. By partnering with us, not only will you support your employee’s health and wellbeing; you’ll increase employee morale, retention and overall productivity!