Ben Health Checks let employers invest in workforce health and wellbeing

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Motor industry charity Ben is launching personal health checks for people working in the industry.

Ben Health Checks can be booked by any employer wanting to invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees.

In today’s fast-paced world and work environment, with multiple additional challenges, Ben said prioritising employee health and wellbeing has never been more important for any business.

This is supported by Ben’s Health & Wellbeing survey which indicate that 99% of respondents said they had experienced an issue with their health or wellbeing over the past 12 months.

The health checks offer the opportunity for employees to have one-on-one conversations about their physical and mental health with a qualified health professional. The health checks also identify potential issues and also suggest making positive changes so people can live and work well.

Ben is offering two types of health checks; one focusing solely on physical health (20 minutes) and another that is a full MOT, checking both physical and mental health (30 minutes).

In the physical health check, four tests are carried out including resting heart rate, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage.

The health professional will then discuss results with each employee and compare them with national health guidelines to provide a clear understanding of their current physical health.

In the physical and mental health check, employees will undertake the same physical health tests as well as a mental health check-in to see how they are feeling in terms of levels of stress, mood and worry and coping day-to-day.

To start the roll out of Ben’s Health Checks, the team will be attending the upcoming free-to-attend UK Garage & Bodyshop Event from 5-6 June at the NEC, offering attendees the opportunity to learn more and have their very own health check.

Rachel Clift, health & wellbeing director at Ben, said: “Employee absences can be linked to lifestyle-related illnesses, with factors such as alcohol, obesity and smoking known to be at the root of many health conditions.

“With 1 in 3 automotive people reporting to be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, providing a health check is a proactive step, empowering people to take control of their health and wellbeing so they can lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

“By booking Ben Health Checks for your employees, you’re not only investing in your people and your business, you’ll also be supporting your industry charity.”

All health checks are delivered on site to allow for minimal disruption to the working day and they are private, confidential, and carried out on a one-to-one basis with a qualified health professional.

To learn more about Ben Health Checks and schedule a session for your employees, visit

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