LFRS Awarded Runner Up at Oscar Kilo Awards 2021

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has been named as Runner Up of the Oscar Kilo Award 2021 for Personal Resilience.

Safety, Health and Environment Advisor Bekki Ford (pictured) and Head of Safety, Health and Environment Julie Lamb received the award on behalf of the Service.

The Oscar Kilo Awards is a celebration of the fantastic work done to provide wellbeing support for public sector workers in the UK. The awards are based on the six areas of the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework, one of which is Personal Resilience:

  1. Leadership
  2. Absence Management
  3. Creating the Environment
  4. Mental Health
  5. Personal Resilience
  6. Protecting the Workforce

Although the awards primarily focus on Police Forces across the United Kingdom, Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) are also recognised for the work done to support staff. 

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has been recognised for its Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit. This toolkit was set up following the success of LFRS’s “Wellbeing Wednesdays”, which saw members of staff discuss issues such as their mental health, wellbeing, and personal development.

The programme promotes resilience through the ability to share concerns or problems, focussing on and shares information about the two main issues concerning resilience: musculoskeletal and mental health.

Since its initial rollout, LFRS’s Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit has gained the support and recognition of unions including the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and Unison. It has also earned 97% positive fully engaged experience from all attendees, making it a resounding internal success.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is delighted to have been named as Runner Up of the Oscar Kilo Award for Personal Resilience. Congratulations to Bekki, Julie and everyone involved in creating and delivering the Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit to LFRS staff.