Health and wellbeing
LSBU regards the health and wellbeing of our staff as crucial to a functioning, enjoyable and productive workplace. We support all our staff with a range of activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Find out more about health and wellbeing at LSBU.
Health and Safety Policy
The Health and Safety Policy (PDF File 421 KB) sets out the vision and high performing aspiration of London South Bank University in its approach to health and safety. The policy enables staff, students and visitors to go about their business or studies safely, and the University to provide an excellent environment for all its stakeholders.
LSBU have an onsite occupational health service to support us in promoting and maintaining the good health and wellbeing of our staff. The occupational health team can arrange to see staff, and provide support and advice when health problems occur.
Employee Assistance Programme
The LSBU Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is run by PAM Assist. It's designed to help staff deal with a range of concerns and issues, no matter how big or small, which may affect their personal lives or performance at work.
The EAP provides an opportunity to talk confidentially to an independent third party about a variety of issues:
- emotional, personal, relationship and family
- work and career, including support for managers
- signposting to support on wider issues and to support groups
Eye tests and vouchers
Staff who use display screen equipment (DSE) and visual display units (VDU), such as computers, are entitled to eyesight tests to ensure that such work does not adversely impact on their health and safety. The University (in partnership with Specsavers) will provide an eyesight test to all staff who request one, and can provide a pair of corrective appliances if glasses are professionally deemed necessary for DSE/VDU work.
Onsite gym and fitness
The Academy of Sport at LSBU offers quality gym facilities, services and programmes to LSBU students, staff and the community. Its facilities include a large 40+ station fitness suite, equipped with brand new SMART Centre Technology for better monitoring of performance and progression, as well as a dedicated free weights room complete with a Smith machine, Olympic bars and kettlebells.
The Academy also provides:
- Access to wellbeing Initiatives, monthly gym challenges and the AOS Challenge Club
- Personal programmes
- A complimentary weekly yoga class exclusively for LSBU Staff
- Affordable gym memberships on your doorstep
- Discounted courses, including first aid at work
- Discounted appointments with the British School of Osteopathy partnership
- Discounted Sports therapy
- Team building days
Additionally, there is the option to hire a large multipurpose Sports Hall that is compliant with Sports England/National Governing Body regulations and allows for full hall badminton (four courts), basketball, indoor football, netball, volleyball and martial arts, whether for recreation or competition. Newly recruited LSBU staff members can enjoy a free complimentary 1 month Platinum membership (T&Cs apply).
LSBU is proud to be the site of the world's first Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine and was granted the title of Model Confucius Institute in 2014. The Institute frequently sends staff emails with offers on services including acupuncture, Tuinha massage, tai chi and more.
Free yoga classes
The University provides a free yoga class for staff to help promote staff health and wellbeing.
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