In 2021, we upgraded our UK cash plan and rolled out private medical and group life insurance to all UK employees. These benefits gave our UK employees access to much needed health and wellbeing facilities, including 24/7 and 365 unlimited GP appointments; health support; diagnosis and treatment with the option of employees being able to add their family members.
Employees and their families are provided with access to our several EAP. Through dedicated confidential helplines employees and/or their families are encouraged to speak to trained advisors on a range of topics including, but not limited to, family, legal, relationship, housing, childcare, stress and anxiety, bereavement, domestic abuse, medical and mental health issues.
To help identify potential mental health matters awareness training has been undertaken in several businesses as well as mental health first aid training with 1st aiders now emplaced with the aim to extend this across the Group.
In several businesses, employees work alongside family members. It is the case of our Maintenance manager Kevin Gray, and his son Sam, plant fitter team leader, as seen in the above image.