Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Our employee well-being

Fostering employee well-being is good for people and the organisation. Promoting well-being can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive. Good health and well-being can be a core enabler of employee engagement and organisational performance.

– Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Employee well-being strategy

Over the next five years we will develop and implement a well-being strategy, enabling us to:

Occupational health policies

Provide robust, fit for purpose occupational health (OH) policies and procedures

Having excellent OH procedures, initiatives and providers is crucial to:

  • Maintaining the efficient running of the Service.
  • Maintaining a healthy workforce.
  • Monitoring the health and well-being of our employees.

Through monthly contract management of our OH provider, and various OH and well-being initiatives, we are always looking for ways to improve employee services, health and well-being.

Help staff plan finances
Survey staff welfare
Support carers
Mitigate workplace stress
Develop fitness of our staff
Support ageing workforce
Support female staff
Support work-life balance

Employee well-being updates

Terry – Welfare Officer

By People Admin | 15th November 2018
Terry has given outstanding service to our communities since the early seventies, in numerous operational roles across the county, before retiring a couple of years ago from his operational career as Group Commander to continue in a non-operational role, supporting…

Junior FireFit is now a Local Government Association case study

By People Admin | 21st July 2017
Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service are committed to attracting diversity into our Service. Some of our fresh approaches have been recognised by the Local Government Association. One in particular is our High Wycombe Fire Station’s youth engagement programme, Junior Firefit. We…

Bucks Fire v Thames Valley Police

By People Admin | 31st May 2017
Monday 22nd June 2017 saw the return of the annual Bucks Fire v Thames Valley Police charity football match. A community charity event designed to raise much needed funds for the following four charities: The FireFighters Charity Thames Valley Police…

Community Safety Co-Ordinator receives letter of thanks

By Rachel Neil | 22nd May 2017
A letter of thanks has been received from Maggie Weston, Milton Keynes Macular Society Support Group Leader. Hello Christine, Once again everyone enjoyed your visit last week, we all learned from it and those of us who met you three…

Green Watch host a group of home-educated children at Broughton Fire Station

By Rachel Neil | 22nd May 2017
An innovative approach to education On Tuesday 2nd May, Green Watch from Broughton Fire Station and Christine Duncan, Community Safety Coordinator hosted a visit from 10 children and 6 parents. All the children are home educated and one of the…
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Employee assistance programme

By People Admin | 20th March 2017
As part of our continuing programme of ensuring the provision of efficient and well managed services that meet our current and changing needs, we have recently completed the tender and selection process for Occupational Health Services, including a 24/7 employee…

Youth inclusion project hits Aylesbury Fire Station

By Georgina Randall | 12th March 2017
New health and wellbeing initiative will provide evidence based outcomes. In February the new BFRS scheme which aims to set the format for future youth health and wellbeing related engagement programmes called Embers launched. Building on the success of the successful Buckingham…

Community health and well-being

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are increasingly being seen by partners as positive and progressive allies in the drive to improve health and well-being amongst our communities. The Fire Service has created a prevention agenda which has driven down incident numbers…

Improving occupational health policies and procedures

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
Services now offered over 3 sites In the last year we have worked with our Occupational Health provider ensuring services are now available over three sites. Previously employees had to travel to one location to utilise services, with long travel…