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Ford hosts forum where workplace wellbeing takes centre stage

INDUSTRY leaders from warehouse, transport and logistic businesses across West Northants joined West Northamptonshire Council at the Ford distribution centre in Daventry to learn more about wellbeing in the workplace.

Best practice was on the agenda at the discussion forum organised by the council’s health protection, public health and regulatory service staff. They were joined by representatives from Ford and manual handling specialist Pristine International for the event, which provided businesses with information on future health and safety priorities and initiatives aimed to encourage change and reduce workplace accidents.

Key topics including staff training, focus on wellbeing and how it can reduce accidents in the workplace, as well as how to manage workplace hazards.


Pictured above: Ford Motor Company’s European purchasing development manager Caroline Cooper (3rd from right) with (from left) West Northamptonshire Council’s environmental health manager Edward Cooke, executive director of place, economy and environment Stuart Timmiss, assistant director regulatory services Ruth Austen and health and safety inspector Simon Watson.


Cllr David Smith, cabinet member for community safety and engagement and regulatory services at West Northamptonshire Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer businesses the opportunity to hear from our colleagues about wellbeing in the workplace. We are dedicated to providing businesses with the tools they need to keep their employers safe and look forward to holding more forum events in the future.”

Cllr Matt Golby, cabinet member for adult social care and public health, added: “Being able to support positive workforce wellbeing is hugely important and it is great to be working with local industries on providing information and advice on how to achieve this.

“These events support the workforce wellbeing agenda and provide a brilliant opportunity for businesses to network and find out more about the many wellbeing services available and how to access them.”

To find out more about workplace wellbeing and health protection in West Northants visit www.westnorthants.gov.uk/health-protection or www.westnorthants.gov.uk/healthandsafety

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