Proactively improving the health and wellbeing of Merseyrail employees
Connect Health have been providing specialist Occupational Health (OH) Physiotherapy services to Merseyrail since January 2014.
Regular, weekly occupational health physiotherapy has been implemented to assist in the reduction of sickness absence relating to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s), and a need to proactively improve the health and wellbeing of employees.
50% reduction in MSD related sickness absence at Torus
Connect Health has been working with Torus since September 2016 following a tender process. This is the first time Torus has had an on-site occupational health physiotherapy provider for their housing maintenance and office staff, following the decision to make employee health a key strategic priority to ensure corporate resilience for the future, as well as putting their people first.
Today, Torus is benefiting from the positive contribution that their focus on employee health makes to the delivery of higher quality and lower-cost services.
Physiotherapy intervention saves Asda sites over £97,473 collectively
For over 12 years Connect have been providing physiotherapy services to Asda, offering early access to physiotherapy to reduce sickness absence. The Occupational Health Physiotherapist onsite at Asda has regular presence in the workplace, ensuring a full and accurate understanding of the environment and potential risks that could cause or further aggravate any MSDs. This enables the onsite physiotherapist to carry out correct and accurate workplace assessments to all Asda colleagues, which has helped to reduce musculoskeletal injuries and promoted self-management.
For the past 7 years, Connect have been working with Pladis, Carlisle to reduce their sickness absence and prevent accidents from happening within the workplace.
Using case studies of Pladis (Formerly United Biscuits) employees, a number of cases were highlighted where absence had been reduced or prevented due to the physiotherapy service provided by Connect.
Effective prevention and management of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) within the workplace
With 23,000 employees, 2 Sisters Food Group is one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers, from chicken to cookies, and pizzas to pies. They are on a mission to deliver great quality and innovative meal ideas each and every day.
However, it is a challenging environment in which to work, with a high volume of outputs from raw materials to products delivered. With a wide range of repetitive activities, sustained postures and manual handling tasks, the risk of musculoskeletal disorders can be high, potentially causing employees to be placed on restricted duties or even cause periods of sickness absence.
Expert Occupational Physiotherapy services delivered to Wigan Council since January 2012.
For over 5 years, Connect has worked closely with key council stakeholders to ensure fast track access to specialist occupational physiotherapy, delivered by experienced clinicians, was available to all council employees. With the aim of the service to prevent sickness absence, we provided a number of clinicians with an in-depth understanding of council people, processes, working environments, and business culture, to provide an integrated approach.