Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees. Establishing a positive safety culture is Royal Mail’s duty as a responsible employer.
Health & safety
How we promote safe working:
- Visible leadership from the top: health and safety performance is a standard agenda item at monthly Royal Mail Group board meetings
- Safety is one of the key corporate scorecard measures - it is tracked in the ‘What our people think of our company’ category
- Increased safety awareness among our people: a number of initiatives, including a refresher safety course for all our drivers and a refreshed focus on slips, trips and falls, are being rolled out across the country
- Investment in modern equipment, such as high-capacity trolleys, and the adoption of more efficient ways of working
But safety is not just about reducing the absolute number of accidents. We have had stark reminders of that as people have tragically lost their lives as part of the work we do. Safety remains a priority measure on our corporate scorecard.
Health and well-being
At Royal Mail, we promote health and well-being as part of our responsibility as an employer. It helps us attract and retain excellent people, boosts morale and ensures we can operate to our best capacity.
Ways we provide a healthy working environment for our people include:
- An around-the-clock employee programme for health-related advice and assistance, such as arranging health services for our colleagues and their families
- Fitness centres run by trained instructors within our larger sites
A national physiotherapy and functional rehabilitation service for colleagues suffering from musculoskeletal conditions
Did you know?
Royal Mail Group won a Gold Managing Occupational Road Risk medal in the 2011 RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.
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