Met goes on the road to improve health awareness

The
Metropolitan Police has launched a new health and safety drive to raise
awareness of personal well-being among its officers.

The
drive, organised by the Met’s HR team, focuses on four key areas: healthy
eating, mental health, healthy living and stress awareness.

The
mobile health promotion will tour London and be available to all officers and
staff over the next nine weeks.

Two
vehicles will provide staff with information on good health and dispense
literature on healthy living. There will also be a Keito K6 machine which can
print out an analysis of an individuals weight, height, body mass index and fat
levels.

Trained
occupational health practitioners will advise staff on the results of the K6
assessment and carry out haemoglobin and cholesterol tests.

The
HSE has also been involved in developing the scheme, which will focus on a
local approach to managing the well being of staff.

Sir
John Stevens, the Met’s commissioner, said: "The health and safety of our
people is of fundamental importance and it is vital that we invest properly in
our most valuable resource. We all benefit from a workforce that is fit,
enthusiastic, competent and committed."

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