Shaping the rail environment to encourage healthy behaviours

A good practice guide

Wilson S, Edwards M, Mason B, Akehurst G, Patel R |   | RSSB | Nov 2021

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This guide has been created for those who are responsible for influencing employee wellbeing in the rail environment, including but not limited to those who:

• design, implement or influence wellbeing strategies and plans that promote the health and wellbeing of front line staff in their organisations;
• operationally manage front line staff and want to further embed wellbeing practices in their working environment;
• want to understand how to incorporate behaviour change principles into wellbeing interventions.

It provides good practice principles and actions for organisations to support rail staff to make better decisions for their health. It is based on research conducted by the Institute for Employment Studies to understand organisational influences within the work environment that contribute to unhealthy behaviours. It should help identify effective recommendations that enable employees to make positive health choices.