Find out if you, your workers, line managers, and senior managers have got the health & work message
Two uses for the Health↔Work Questionnaire
Find out whether workers and line managers understand the fundamental relationship between health and work. If the level is low, then you should ensure everyone gets ‘the knowledge’. This measure may provide justification for the resources needed.
Measure improvement in understanding the relationship between health and work. For example, use it before and after. This can demonstrate cost-benefit from helping workers and managers getting ‘the knowledge’.
What do you think about Work and Health? Answer the following questions with TRUE or FALSE
Coping with health problems whilst working leads to faster recovery
Medical advice isn’t always needed in order to stay at work with a health problem
Carrying on at work with an injury or illness does not usually make it worse
Work is good for our health and wellbeing
Modified work is not always needed for an injury or illness at work
It’s OK to sort out job modifications with your line manager
The Fit Note can help people stay at work with an injury or illness
Using the Health↔Work Questionnaire
Each ‘True’ response is given a score of one, and each ‘False’ is zero. The total score ranges from zero to 7.
A score of zero indicates little or no understanding
A score of seven indicates a good understanding