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A&P Tyne is to be presented with a Bronze Award following its success in the Better Health at Work Award scheme.

The Better Health at Work Award recognises the efforts of employers in the North East and Cumbria in addressing health issues within the workplace.

Through the award scheme, employees benefit from increased access to health information and interventions which can potentially save lives, such as identifying dangerously high cholesterol levels and early stage cancers.

In return, employers benefit from improved morale, dramatically lower levels of absenteeism and increased productivity.

There are four levels to the award, starting with Bronze which lays a firm foundation to build a healthier workplace.

A&P North East, which incorporates A&P’s Tyne, Tees and Great Yarmouth facilities, identified four Health Advocates who coordinated a Health and Wellbeing campaign across all three sites throughout 2019.

To achieve the Bronze Award, A&P North East offered a health needs assessment to its workforce. The survey focused on what areas of health employees wanted further information on, such as mental health, wellbeing, sleep, diabetes, heart, oral health, work–life balance and cancer.

Although only required to run three health campaigns based on the results of that assessment, A&P North East added an extra and ran four. The topics of these were: men’s health, stop smoking, healthy summer and wellbeing.

Alongside each campaign, noticeboards were used to display information and leaflets were issued. A wide variety of ways were used to communicate to all employees what each campaign was about and offer guidance and support. These were Toolbox talks, Time Out for Safety Packs, memos, emails and attaching information to payslips.

Staff have also been provided with wider health updates on a regular basis. The importance of positive mental health and well-being have also been promoted, together with healthy eating initiatives.

Keith Henry, Managing Director of A&P North East, said: “The health and wellbeing of our workforce is of paramount importance to the A&P Group which is why we signed up to the Better Health at Work Award scheme.

“We are delighted to have achieved a Bronze award and are committed to now working towards a Silver Award.”

A&P Tyne will receive its Bronze Award at a presentation event in January.

Notes to Editors

A&P Group is a leading provider of ship repair, conversion and marine services and heavy engineering expertise.  Operating seven dry docks and extensive fabrication facilities across four strategic locations in the UK, A&P Group also has a business in Australia that provides ship repair services and support to the Royal Australian Navy.

As one of the leading engineering business in the UK, A&P is also involved in a diverse range of fabrication and repair projects across a broad cross section of sectors including Defence, Marine, Oil and Gas, Subsea, Energy, Civil and Nuclear.  Projects include the fabrication of built modules for the Astute Submarine Class and the prestigious HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers, cable carousels, flood barriers, steam turbines, shore side access systems and FPSO upgrades.


All A&P Group facilities combine a rich heritage of marine and engineering skills and experience, providing a diverse customer base with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.