Support from our Advisers

Last reviewed on 16/01/2013 10:26

Our network of expert Advisers will support you every step of the way during your participation in our Award Programme, and help your organisation get the most out of taking part.

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About our Advisers

We have expert Healthy Working Lives Advisers covering all parts of Scotland, based in every health board area.

Being based locally means that they understand exactly the kinds of challenges faced by your organisation, for example, in consulting with staff working from many sites across remote and rural areas.

It also means they can be on hand to advise on the Award criteria, provide tools and resources, or signpost to appropriate agencies when you need them.


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What kind of help is on offer?

Advisers can give you information and advice on all aspects of health and safety, and in promoting health in the workplace. Where appropriate, they can recommend other organisations that can help with specific areas of expertise.

Advisers can also help with the development of policies and practices, such as those on drugs and alcohol, risk management, attendance management, employability, smoking cessation, and health and the environment.

Independently from our Award Programme, Advisers can also conduct free Workplace Visits for small- and medium-sized organisations in order to help your workplace become safer and healthier. For more information see our section on Workplace Visits.


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Impartial, expert, free and confidential

As we are part of the NHS, you can be sure advice given by our Advisers is impartial, confidential, and will not prejudice your organisation's relationship with any other body.


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Different ways of working – remote and rural

Our Advisers are here to help you no matter where your organisation or workplace is based. We have worked successfully with workplaces in remote areas, and even with the offshore industries.

Where regular face-to-face contact is impractical, they can correspond with you by telephone and email, but will be happy to visit your premises if necessary.

Award Programme assessments are always conducted in person.


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How to contact your local Adviser

Our Adviceline is the quickest and easiest way to:

  • get confidential advice on an occupational health and safety topic
  • get information and advice on health promotion topics
  • register for our Award Programme.

If you are a small- or medium-sized organisation, you can also call our Adviceline to arrange a Workplace Visit for advice on occupational health and safety.

Call 0800 019 2211 and ask to speak to a local Adviser in your area.

Calls are free and lines are open from 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am-4.30pm on Fridays.


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