We’re A Responsible Employer
At MedAid Services, the people who work for us are more than just “staff”, they are our team. Our team are our most important asset being the face of our work, providing training and providing care to patients in their time of need.
- Work Cancer
- Living Wage Employer
Cancer caused by what people do at work is nothing new. One of the first official cases of an occupational cancer was identified in the eighteenth century.
IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign aims to get carcinogenic exposure issues more widely understood and help businesses take action. The campaign is working to:
- raise awareness of a significant health issue facing workers in the UK and internationally
- suggest some solutions on a UK scale to tackle the problem – a national model that can be transposed internationally
- offer free practical, original materials to businesses to help them deliver effective prevention programmes
As suppliers of first aid training, workplace first aid consultancy and pre-hospital care, we support the IOSH No Time to Lose campaign to help raise awareness of occupational cancer.
Being in the healthcare sector, we look after our team, patients and clients, so helping to protect them is important alongside raising the awareness of occupational cancer.
In October 2016, MedAid Services Ltd adopted the Living Wage for all staff regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors. This is currently set at an hourly rate of £8.25, significantly more than the existing minimum wage of £6.70 and the Government’s National Living Wage of £7.20 which is applicable from April 2016.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.
Our Living Wage accreditation demonstrates our commitment to our team. We want to be the best employer we possibly can and the Living Wage will help us achieve this.
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
Further information is available in our press release.