A new wellbeing bus has been launched in London in a bid to help improve the health of bus drivers.
The bus is a collaborative project between Transport for London (TfL), Unite the Union, and several London bus operators. It is being delivered by Medigold.
It has been developed to provide advice and offer professional health screenings to help identify possible issues or risk factors that could contribute to poor health. The bus will make its way across all 15 Metroline garages over the next few months.
The bus will provide rapid health diagnosis in an easily understood format that drivers can access while they are on their break.
Drivers and other employees will be able to receive a full professional wellbeing screening on the bus. It will measure height, weight, body mass index, body fat percentage, blood pressure, heart rate and hydration level.
Following the free screening, the Occupational Health Technicians will provide each employee with guidance and lifestyle advice.
Medigold Health’s Deputy CEO Scot Smith says: “We are passionate about employee health and wellbeing. We know that a healthy workforce makes for a safer, happier workforce.