Sickness absence

Reducing Sickness Absence Procedures

Chapter 10 -  Supporting a healthy workforce

10.1. Introduction

As an employer, you’ll already be fully compliant with your health and safety obligations in the workplace and will have minimised the risks wherever possible. There are, however, other steps you can take to reduce sickness absence. For example, research has revealed that the regular use of hand sanitising gels can slash rates as they stop the spread of infection. But the majority of ill health is to some extent self-inflicted - either through lack of awareness, or because the individual has no desire to take better c...