The largest single area for loss control in any labour intensive industry is related to health. Short-term sickness accounts for 80% of absences and 62% of lost time. An average of 8 days are lost per employee, per year due to illness. The average cost of Sickness Absence is £598 per employee, per year. UK businesses lose more than £13 billion each year due to employee sickness. Costs of sickness absence are high and getting higher.
Sickness absence can be extremely costly for your business. This does not only include the direct finacial loss but also that of service provision, Productivity and management time; in addition to the disruption it causes to collegues and consistent customer relations.
We can get your employees back to work quickly, productively and safely.
The scale of the costs of absence are such that even small improvements in health and safety performance can offer greater opportunities for cost control than many other areas reviewed by management. With the majority of absences accounted for by minor complaints, the potential for savings is even more obvious. For long term absence we offer:
Assessment of employees' capability to perform the job.
Return-to-Work Programmes, support in an early return to work plan and advice on likely return to work date
Liaison with the employee's NHS General Practitioner and possible fast-track specialist referral
General medical information about certain illnesses with proposed rehabilitation plans
Employees also benefit by having fast and ongoing access to medical advice, consistent treatment of all absence, higher morale (increased retention) - but most importantly a health gain from education and health promotion.