About the Challenge
Organisations across Derbyshire are invited to take part in the 'Workplace Challenge'. There are around 300 workplaces and over 2000 users registered across Derbyshire, the challenge is open to any workplace no matter whether small or large, public or private.
The aim of the programme is to promote sport, physical activity and health improvements across the UK's workplaces and is free to register. Once registered, users can log their activity whether it's walking, yoga, badminton or a gym session. Users rate the intensity of their activity, whether it is light, moderate or heavy and this works out how many points they have achieved. For example, 45 minutes of walking gets you about 120 points or 60 minutes of cycling gets about 600 points.
The Workplace Challenge is being delivered by the County Sports Partnership Network meaning that workplaces across the country are taking part so you can also rank yourself and your workplace on a national as well as county level.
Log your cycle in to work to get points on the leaderboard.
Sign up to record your sport and physical activity online to receive points – anyone who is logging their activity is in with a chance of winning a prize throughout the year.
The Derbyshire Workplace Challenge awards spot prizes for individuals, and team prizes for challenges that run throughout the year. Our fantastic prizes range from tickets to top level sporting events in Derbyshire, corporate team days and gym passes. For more information on prizes, please visit: www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/derbyshire/prizes
Resources for workplaces
Click on the documents below to download them and help to promote the Workplace Challenge in your workplace.
- Workplace Challenge Derbyshire poster (PDF, 693 Kb)
- Workplace Health Facts (MS Word, 193 Kb)
- New year New Business Poster (PDF, 796 Kb)
- Workplace Challenge Flexible Lunch Break Manifesto (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
- Is Your Lunch Break Culture Bad For Business (PDF, 446 Kb)
In partnership with the British Heart Foundation, the Workplace Challenge has coordinated a series of training sessions focusing on how to improve the health and wellbeing of your organisation's workforce.
Become a Workplace Challenge Champion to gain valuable resources and support to help improve the lives of your colleagues by promoting the benefits of a healthy and active workforce.
There are two training options, a full day course or an online webinar, for more information on this and the whole programme please visit: www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/champion-training
You can read more about what Caroline Povey thought of the Champions training when she attended here:
Health at Work membership provides you with access to tools, ideas and advice you need for a successful workplace health scheme.
BHF Health at Work
The Workplace Challenge is delivered in partnership with British Heart Foundation (BHF). BHF are committed to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Health at Work is their programme to inspire and support health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Sickness absence costs UK businesses £14 billion a year, so a healthy workforce makes good business sense.
The BHF Health at Work website has some great resources for businesses including:
- Information and tools on how to build the business case of the value of workplace health
- Case studies of stories from organisations across the private, public and third sector who are making workplace health work for them
- Cost savings calculator - shows how much your business could save by investing in a health and wellbeing initiative
Success stories from workplaces in Derbyshire
Read how people from across the county have used the Workplace Challenge to get more active or keep a log of their activities.
Derbyshire County Council - read how the Health & Communities team found benefit in reducing stress levels through physical activity:
Erewash Borough Council - read how challenges such as the 'Summer of Cycling' challenge motivated colleagues to do more:
Guildford Textiles - read how healthy competition encourages colleagues to be physically active and log their hours:
NetComposites - read how for some the Challenge has been the catalyst to getting more active:
Post Office - Read how staff got active during Workplace Health Week 2016:
Rykneld Homes - Read how the workplace challenge has become a focal point in the activity of colleagues:
St Oswalds Hospital - read how the workplace challenge gives colleagues a focus to get back into or start fitness regimes:
University of Derby - read how the challenge can help motivate throughout rehabilitation from injuries:
Pictures from events relating to Workplace Challenge. Click on the name of the event to access the picture gallery and any other details.