Rail Solutions Washwood Heath have put a lot of effort this year into promoting healthy lifestyle throughout the factory. Terry Gillooly, Plant Manager, explains: “So far this year we have had our monthly fruit days and various sport days; promoted the bike scheme; taken part in the Pedometer Challenge and recently had a sponsored walk. This week we have started our breakfast club at 5.15am as the night shift is finishing and the day shift is arriving – we are providing breakfast. A lot of the day shift do not get the chance to eat before arriving for work and sometimes do not eat until 10am. Some cereal and toast will increase concentration levels and make the guys feel better as the morning goes on. With the night shift it allows them to eat before going home to bed.
Our Plant Supervisor, Kevin Lytton, came up with the idea of the breakfast club and it has been very well received by everyone on site. On our first day we served over 40 people, this is another positive step in our health campaign and as we move into August everyone on site will have the chance to have a well-being assessment. We have Advisors coming to the site to help with nutritional advice, stop smoking services, physio and fitness. Hopefully we will send our staff home healthier as well as safer!”