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Racing’s Occupational Health Service

Racing’s Occupational Health Service, operated by Racing Welfare, received its national launch in September 2018. The service offers a framework for the management of the physical and mental wellbeing of all those working in the racing and Thoroughbred breeding industries.

The aim of the service is to prevent and treat work-related illness and injury. It will also work to promote the safety, health and wellbeing of British horseracing’s workforce.

Following an initial testing period in Newmarket, Lambourn and Malton throughout the first half of 2018, Racing Welfare is now accepting referrals from anywhere within the UK.  

“This exciting new initiative will provide much needed, bespoke support to the workforce of British Horseracing by promoting good practice and workplace wellbeing for employers and employees. Ultimately it will help with staff recruitment and retention by making the horseracing industry an ever more attractive career option”, said Simone Sear, Director of Welfare.

The service is managed by Racing Welfare and a member of the charity’s welfare team will handle each person’s case throughout the process. Referrals can be taken from employees, employers, or from other healthcare professionals. An occupational health assessment can be provided when an individual has been off work for one week or more due to ill-health or injury. The service can be accessed via Racing’s Support Line 24/7 on 0800 6300 443, where an appointment for the assessment will be scheduled.  

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