Construction firm McLaughlin & Harvey has partnered with Roadshow Promotions to commission a touring welfare bus, bringing essential health checks directly to their employees. This innovative initiative makes it convenient for their team to have vital health assessments at their place of work, ensuring any potential issues are detected early.
McLaughlin & Harvey partnered with Roadshow Promotions, the UK’s leading provider of promotional buses as part of their “You Matter” initiative. This initiative encourages workers to Get on Board to look after their health and wellbeing. The centrepiece of the collaboration is a medically-equipped double-decker bus staffed by healthcare practitioners providing on-site health checks and advice to colleagues.
During the 2-week tour the health bus travelled to the firm’s major construction sites across the country, starting in Bristol, and including Farnborough Airport, BMW Oxford, BAE in Govan and the Eden Campus in London. During that time hundreds of colleagues were assessed.
Each bus visitor had health checks conducted by the nurse practitioners covering a range of key metrics, including height, weight, and BMI measurements. They also received a breakdown of blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body fat percentage, and metabolic rate. They had the opportunity to chat in more detail with the health practitioners about cholesterol and diabetes, and were able to opt for a quick 10 minute back massage from the on-board masseuse.
Commenting on the tour, Alastair Lambe, Group SHEQ Director said: “This health examination serves as an MOT for our staff, helping to identify and address potential health concerns like diabetes, cholesterol and other issues. It is normal during a welfare tour like this for a handful of colleagues to be flagged up for further testing or specialist consultations, if necessary. This proactive approach ensures that any potential health issues are promptly identified, allowing for early intervention and appropriate treatment, thus safeguarding the well-being of our colleagues.”
Celebrating 170 years in business in 2023, McLaughlin & Harvey is a long-established civil engineering construction company working on a number of high-profile projects across the UK. The company invested in a touring health bus to show its commitment to putting people first and to make it as convenient as possible to have a health check. The You Matter initiative has been well received across the company especially by those members of staff who are working away from home.
“McLaughlin & Harvey’s commitment to the health and welfare of their employees is evident in their decision to invest in this initiative,” said Natasha Greenley, Director of Roadshow Promotions.
“By bringing the health checks directly to their workers, they are eliminating potential barriers to accessing healthcare services and promoting a culture of well-being among its workforce.”
The touring welfare bus represents an innovative and proactive strategy to prioritise the health and wellbeing of colleagues and sets a commendable example within the construction industry.
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