Richard Flanagan, Bristol East’s Programme Delivery Manager designed the wellbeing and environmental aspects from the very beginning and has been personally involved and backed by his team.
Richard personally worked with a football coach to design a menu to sustain the team whilst working hard, aiming to keep them fit for the future.
Over the course of the 8-week blockade, is an ‘8 weeks to wellbeing’ programme with a variety of activities and content on site to:
The first week of the Bristol East blockade was to kick off with ‘Knowing your Numbers’ where the SRSA enlisted the help of some health and wellbeing experts to support the workforce over the 8 week period, to track and understand their current health and fitness and how they can make changes that ‘stick’ for the future.
Since the start of the blockade the team received weekly visits from Henry Cleminson who conducted body composition assessments and provided health and wellbeing advice depending on the goals in mind.
Body composition assessments breakdown what percentages your body holds of the different types of muscle, fats, water and bone and how these are stored around your body. Providing the opportunity for everyone on site to know the numbers around their body.
Speaking about the trials on site, Project Manager, Abby Davis said “I was really impressed by the body composition service offered up at Bristol East.
The team are also visited by Network Rail’s Occupational Nurse, Annette, every Wednesday.
Annette visited the SRSA site to monitor blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
She was also on hand to provide advice on how to reduce these either via suggestions relating to diet or to lifestyle.
Both Annette and Henry were based on the site across the 8-weeks.
Now with an understanding and awareness of their numbers, the next step was to spread awareness of some easy changes the team could make to review their diet and hydration habits.
Along with this, various health and wellbeing posters were displayed around the site to spread awareness of the sugar and salt levels in everyday soft drinks and snacks as well as healthy recipe ideas for our site staff to make for themselves and their families.