Subcontractors benefit from Healthy Working Lives event

SUBCONTRACTORS working on the site of the new Bertha Park High School in Perth have taken part in an event promoting a healthy working environment, put on by main contractor Robertson.

Held in partnership between Robertson and NHS Tayside Healthy Working Lives, the pop-up event included stalls from various professional organisations offering advice in areas such as health and safety, mental wellbeing, physiotherapy, energy and financial planning.

Attendees were also given the chance to try out the Sense Scotland exercise bike, which produces pedal-powered smoothies.

Robertson is a Healthy Working Lives Bronze accredited employer, which recognises the companies that are ensuring the work employees undertake will not adversely affect their health, and indeed can improve their mental, physical and social health.

Kevin Dickson, managing director of Robertson Tayside said, “The wellbeing of not only our own employees but those in our supply chain is of the highest priority to Robertson.

“It’s important that we facilitate events like Healthy Working Lives so everyone is aware of the support that is available to them, not just for issues within the workplace but for wider reasons that may be having a knock-on impact on their wellbeing and happiness at work.”

Sylvia Maude, senior health promotion officer with NHS Tayside added, “Events such as these are helpful because they provide a range of information and highlight the importance of health, safety and wellbeing at work close to where people work. There are a wide range of services available in Tayside and many find it helpful to get some one-to-one advice on where to go.”

The event was also supported by Perth & Kinross Credit Union, Scottish Sleep Apnoea Association, Sense Scotland, Working Health Services, Health and Work Support and Home Energy Scotland.

Construction of the £32.5 million Bertha Park High School is expected to be completed later this year, marking the completion of Scotland’s first brand new school in over two decades.