imorph has launched Gloe, an training program based at tackling the issues behind the growing problem of obesity facing the nation - and the offshore industry.
It is a sensitive issue, which regularly hits the headlines. The Step Change HSSG (Helicopter Safety Steering Group) recognizes that whilst this issue is not exclusive to the offshore industry, the sector does have a duty to ensure it sets workers up to succeed in the offshore environment, with health and well-being as crucial factors.
It is clear that whilst operators are aware of this issue and do work to ensure that nutrition programs based on low calorie and low fat eating are available offshore, statistics and recent news suggest that - as with most weight reducing measures – these measures just aren’t working.
Gloe aims to improve both the health and consequent work output of offshore personnel - whatever their size - by creating a sustainable health program, developed by imorph’s behavioral change experts, in conjunction with nutrition consultant Dr. Chris Fenn.
“Gloe is a really exciting development for the oil and gas industry, as it’s the first course truly aimed at creating a more energized, more productive and generally healthier workforce, which brings almost immediate health and cost benefits to the companies who undertake the training,” said Caroline Hughes, director at imorph. “It’s not just about weight loss, and it’s definitely not a lecture. It’s about practical adjustments to existing routines, and in an industry so driven by routine, those changes are almost impossible to sustain without the knowledge and behavioral change support Gloe offers.”
“At this crucial time for the oil and gas industry, a healthy work force performing at its optimum level is one of its greatest assets,” said Fenn.