Free voluntary screenings in mobile clinics are offered to drivers to increase health awareness revealing the company’s commitment to its employees
A mobile health awareness initiative run by Thubelihle Occupational Health & Wellness, Engen Driver Wellness, was recently launched. The initiative continues to increase driver participation in voluntary screenings and improved health scores. The program impacts positively on the country’s bulk truck driver operators.
By providing truck drivers with free health screenings, Engen Driver Wellness continues to bring health to the front seat which is running for its sixth year. Drivers are offered free voluntary screenings in mobile clinics which are operated nationwide at Engen Truck Stops and retail service stations.
Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Mntu Nduvane says, “There has been a marked increase in the amount of individuals using the services we provide which is a clear indication that this intervention is making a difference to the well being of drivers and will ultimately lead to a healthier industry.”
“Engen’s Driver Wellness campaign continues to have a massive all-round impact. This includes both on the drivers and their families, who benefit from reduced exposure to diseases and greater longevity of a breadwinner, and of course on the company itself, in terms of improved worker productivity, skills retention and disease management,” she adds.
Health and Safety is emphasized by Engene in line with its business. With the aim of ensuring operational excellence and best practice, world-class standards and guidelines govern all of Engen’s practices in this regard and are applied vigorously. PWKD04052017
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