Lancs fire and rescue scoops 'Healthy Workforce' Award.(News)(Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service )(Brief article)

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has one of the healthiest workforces in the country. In a double-header achievement the service has lifted the Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust's Bronze and Silver 'Healthy Workforce Award'.

In their assessment, the awards panel are reported to have been particularly pleased with:

* The service's channels of communication, whether face-to-face, in writing or electronically

* Human resource policies and procedures

* Equality and diversity strategy and the continuing work being done to address issues of ethnicity, gender, age or disability, with sophisticated and supportive arrangements to accommodate the needs of working mothers, other faiths and disabilities

* Highly effective rehabilitation procedures for sick or injured employees

* Team work of a high standard throughout the service

* High performance from Occupational Health and Health and Safety teams

* Firefighter fitness is at a high level. …

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