How we can help - Our organisation - Healthy Working Lives

Our organisation

​​​​​​​​​Healthy Working Lives is the place to come to if you are an employer in Scotland looking for workplace health, safety and wellbeing information.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​1. How we can help you

A healthy workforce can help your business flourish through

  • ​reduced accidents and ill health
  • better staff morale
  • reduced absence and increased employee productivity​
  • retention of experienced staff.

On this page you will find out what we do and how we can help you.

What we do​

We provide a wide variety of services.

  • This website, full of practical advice, guides and tools to help with every aspect of health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • An adviceline, run by specialist advisers with information on a full range of workplace safety and health topics and providing specialist practical advice to help with specific problems. The adviceline can also refer you to our local Healthy Working Lives Advisers for further support or signpost you to other organisations for help.
  • Free face-to-face and online training to inform and develop your understanding, knowledge and skills.
  • A nationally recognised award programme offering a structured path to workplace improvement and recognising the steps taken in your workplace to improve health, safety and wellbeing at work.

We also work in partnership with partners within the NHS to deliver Working Health Services Scotland to support staff to remain in and return to work after illness​.

Support we offer includes

  • staff attendance management and support for return to work​
  • safety policy development and risk assessment
  • wellbeing programmes and mental health support.​

​How we can help you

You can create a workplace action plan by completing our Health and Safety Self Assessment.

Carry out a self assessment​

You can search our publications​, and use our forms and records to help you carry out and record risk assessments, inspections and investigations.​

You can get updates by signing up for our latest news.​

Get updates​

You can also learn more about improving health safety and wellbeing in your workplace by attending a training course or completing an online training module.​

Find training and events​

You can get free, confidential advice or help with any issues relating to health, safety and wellbeing at work from one of our specialist adviser​s.

Contact us​

Or phone our adviceline on 0800 019 2211.

You may also want to join our Healthy Working Lives award programme.​

Find out about the Award​