Health and Safety



Scottish Government Advice Cards

For information, two new Advice Cards have been produced and are now on the Scottish Government website.


Sector Advice Card - Waste Sector (  - This will be followed by translations into Polish and Lithuanian. This will be promoted via the Waste sector networks and stakeholder groups.


Sector Advice Card – Advice for Everyone at Work ( – This is to remind people not to let their guard down in the more informal workplace situations. This can be printed out and paced on notice boards or canteen doors etc. Colleagues are asked to help promote this via their sector networks.


Self Management in Challenging Times (Covid)

What is LGOWIT?

LGOWIT (Let’s Get On With It Together) is a project managed by a partnership of public, private and third sector (voluntary) organisations and is hosted by the Highland Third Sector Interface. LGOWIT has been active for ten years, promoting and supporting the vision of self management of health for those living with long-term conditions.

In broad terms, self management encourages and supports individuals to take greater responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and seek to live life to its full potential. It is about forging an equal partnership between the individual, health and other professionals and the community around them, to the mutual benefit of all.

The Highland Council is a partner of LGOWIT and is committed to supporting staff with Long Term Conditions.

The eLearning modules entitled ‘Self Management in Challenging Times’, have been developed by LGOWIT and provide valuable advice, guidance and information on Managing Long Term Conditions and provides tips and strategies to cope with the Covid-19 Pandemic.

To access the eLearning modules please follow this link:

Click on the ‘Register’ link and fill in the form. Once completed you will have access to the modules.

At the end of the module, we have provided guidance and additional information on the ways the Council can support you, as well as additional training and development you may wish to consider.

A full LGOWIT User Guide can be downloaded here

We hope you find these modules a useful resource.


Spectrum.Life  will provide staff with confidential, free mental wellbeing support, fitness plans, legal assistance, financial advice, and eLearning content related to a variety of wellbeing topics. This is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year

To access the service please log onto Spectrum.Life and use the organisational code j5n2Rh73

Employee Assistance Programme

This video shows how to register and access the EAP programme:


Occupational Health Appointments

All occupational health appointments will be undertaken by phone for the foreseeable future.   Referrals should be made in the usual manner.   Please contact if you have any questions about the service.

Alternative arrangements have been put in place for drivers requiring D4 medicals.  Appointments can be requested via the email address.

The health surveillance programme should also continue.


This team are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the Council meets its statutory obligations in respect of the health, safety and welfare at work of its employees and all others affected by its activities;
  • Developing policies, procedures and standards
  • Monitoring and inspecting workplaces and investigating accidents, incidents and occupational ill-health;
  • Providing health and safety training;
  • Promoting occupational health.


Please note the team have new contact numbers

Please see new contact details:  Telephone List

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