Tandem’s Thrive committee was established to promote a healthy workplace, one in which we all collaborate to improve, protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our staff and contractors.
The Tandem EHS and Wellness Initiative comprises of regular communication and engagement initiatives covering:
- Stress management
- Exercise & mobility information, demos, classes
- Sun safety
- Winter readiness
- Office safety
- Safety in the home
- Fire safety training
- Waste management
- Energy use & reduction tips
Entering 2021 under lockdown conditions, the Thrive committee recognised that a lack of societal interaction was having a heavy impact on people’s mental health. Thrive put in place a series of initiatives aimed at enhancing wellbeing and providing a positive social outlet for all of our employees and contractors.
Our Q1 initiatives included a series of lunchtime pilates classes. Classes were designed to alleviate the stress caused by sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Introducing simple stretches that could be utilized at any time during the workday to ease tension and reinvigorate.
The committee continues to run informative lunch and learn sessions including talks on mental health and resilience, a nutrition cookery demonstration and a further talk on nutrition & hydration, gardening tips and sun safety & skin cancer awareness.
Thrive has organised a Photography competition to encourage outdoor activities, safely and within lockdown regulations. The committee also held a children’s art competition and was delighted with the number of families that participated.
Thrive established a book club, to encourage the joy of reading, to suggest new genres of books. The book club meets once per month and the discussions are always lively and sociable.
Thrive has set up three exercise communities, for running, walking and cycling. The comradery is facilitated by WhatsApp groups, and they have become lively forums for reporting exercise achievements and discussion. It doesn’t matter where people are based, we all participate and contribute to the exercise challenges that the group set out. All three groups are currently undertaking the 2,600km of the Wild Atlantic Way.