Good work is good for you

The workplace has been identified as a key area for the improvement of health, safety and wellbeing by the World Health Organisation. Good work is important to reducing health inequalities that, in Scotland, are widest for people of working age. Working with employers will be essential in achieving new national health & wellbeing outcomes for health & social care. The 2010 Marmot Review identified the creation of fair employment and good work for all as a key priority. The report also identified 10 core characteristics of ‘good work’.

  • Safe and secure
  • Autonomy
  • Demanding whilst not overtaxing
  • Fair reward
  • Development – achieving potential
  • Non threatening – without discrimination
  • Employee voice
  • Work life business
  • Rehabilitating
  • Health promoting


Good work is good for business

Research has demonstrated a healthier and safer workplace can reduce short and long-term absence, reduce accidents and near misses and increase worker engagement.  Ensuring Good Work also makes financial sense, with workplaces making cost savings as a result.

Good work is achievable

The Workplace Team, Health Promotion Service, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership are on hand to provide FREE & CONFIDENTIAL support and advice to help you create a healthier and safer working environment to promote GOOD WORK.


What are we trying to do?

Team objectives are to ensure:

  • Employers are supported to proactively identify health, safety and wellbeing issues in the workplace
  • Employers develop and implement supportive policies and practices that protect and improve employees physical and mental health
  • Employers support employees to remain in and return to work
  • Supportive work environments encourage positive employee behaviour change.


What services do we offer?

A range of core workplace health, safety and wellbeing services, including:

  • Provision of expert advice and guidance
  • Occupational Health and Safety needs assessment visits
  • Workplace Health needs assessments
  • Workplace training and awareness sessions
  • Workplace policy development
  • Employee Wellbeing Surveys
  • Provision of health improvement information and resources
  • Local support for the national Healthy Working Lives programme in accordance with Partnership Agreement
  • Signposting to partner NHS organisations such as Working Health Services and Fit for Work Scotland


WorkplaceTeam also develop and deliver local workplace health, safety and wellbeing projects and events in Fife:

  • Lifestyle Health Check project for SMEs
  • REHIS Elementary Health and Safety Training in partnership with Fife Council
  • Safer Lone Working Events in partnership with Fife Voluntary Action
  • Local workplace networking events

Who else do we work with?

Contribute to the wider work of the Health Promotion Service and Fife Health & Social Care Partnership, and work with partners such as:

 Health Promotion Service Workplace Team


Follow us on Twitter: @hwlfife


For more information contact

Alan Gow, Regional Advisor - Healthy Working Lives 
Contact Alan Gow online

Anne Marie Smith, Healthy Working Lives Adviser 
Tel: 01592 226888 Contact Anne Marie Smith online
By Post: NHS Fife, Cameron Hospital Cameron Bridge Cameron Road Windygates Leven Fife KY8 5RR

Provan Katie, Healthy Working Lives Adviser 
Tel: 01592 226504 Contact Provan Katie online


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