With a view to continue fostering a health-conscious and positive workplace, Banif Bank has developed a number of initiatives to promote employee wellbeing.
In this regard, the Bank rolled out a first aid training programme in collaboration with Emergency First Response. Employees were trained in core concepts such as situational assessment and basic emergency treatments, as well as CPR. In line with the latest health and safety principles, Banif now has qualified first aiders at each branch and at its Central Services office.
Moreover, earlier this year, the Bank teamed up with YUE to organise a series of wellbeing workshops for employees, with the aim of promoting both physical and mental fitness. The sessions incorporated talks on nutrition, workshops facilitated by the Richmond Foundation, experience sharing sessions by Everest expedition leader Dr Greg Attard and examples of light physical exercise to combat a sedentary lifestyle. Taking a holistic approach to wellness, the sessions were met with very positive feedback from employees.
“We promote several initiatives, which help our team members find the right balance, whilst also encouraging healthier lifestyle choices,” said Karl Dingli, Head of Corporate Services at Banif Bank. “The value of having qualified first aiders can never be underestimated, as with the right knowledge and training an individual can make the difference when the situation calls for it. Meanwhile, the wellbeing workshops remind us all of how best to maintain health and vigour in our daily lives, which motivates us to bring more positivity into the workplace.”