A survey of managers and business owners working within the UK warehouse sector aims to establish a firm connection between workplace wellbeing and productivity.
Undertaken by leading lighting maintenance provider, Greenlite Group, the survey, which will take place during February and March 2019, seeks to establish a link between quality, modern lighting and the health and wellbeing of warehouse staff.
Part of a wider awareness campaign entitled How WELL is Your Warehouse, Greenlite’s WELL Warehouse Survey aims to bring the topic of workplace wellbeing to a wider audience.
With the UK currently lagging behind its European neighbours and the USA in terms of productivity, Greenlite believes it is essential that the warehouse sector explores the ways in which improvements to employee health – both physical and mental – can help to deliver higher productivity and output yields.
Spotlight on lighting
Key to the campaign is uncovering the real-world views of senior level respondents about the impact that good (and bad) quality warehouse lighting has on personnel. Survey questions, which will be answered anonymously, will ask respondents to comment on whether they believe the working environment that they are responsible for is well lit – and will ask whether they believe the lighting has an impact on concentration levels; alertness; health and safety; and headaches and eye strain.
Respondents will also be asked to comment on whether improvements to warehouse lighting have had any notable impacts on reducing absenteeism, sickness or H&S incidents.
Interestingly, this kind of data is readily available from research projects focused on the commercial office sector – where the positive outcomes of modern lighting are well-documented.
According to Greenlite Group’s Campaign Manager Franki Johnson, the WELL Warehousesurvey is well-timed:
“There is mounting evidence that the installation of LED lighting can bring significant benefits to the health, alertness and productivity of warehouse personnel. We believe that there is a strong commercial business case for investing in workplace wellbeing in this sector. The vital and essential connection between a healthy workforce and one that is productive needs to on the agenda of every business in this industry.
“This initiative is the first stage in our pursuit to uncover whether operatives and managers understand this, and how they feel about the lighting and internal environments in their own workplaces.”
For those wishing to take part in the WELL Warehouse survey, a short online form can be completed – a direct link to the survey is included here:
Survey results will be published by Greenlite in March 2019.