SL Controls is committed to a working environment that promotes healthy living, physically and mentally. So, on Monday 13 March 2017, we launched our new health and well-being programme called Live Well at SL.
As part of the launch, we distributed a calendar of events around all offices outlining the initiatives and activities for 2017. Employees also received healthy lunches as well as Live Well at SL water bottles to ensure they stay hydrated during work. Below you can see a summary of the 2017 Live Well at SL programme.
We kicked off our Live Well at SL programme with a healthy eating initiative. Employees were encouraged to Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day by including more green foods in their diets. The benefits of the foods were distributed via email. To promote this campaign, employees took part in our Paddy Who Quiz where they had to identify the famous Paddy! Shane McLaughlin was named the winner and was presented with a Dunnes Stores voucher to stock up on some healthy foods.
Next on the calendar was Ireland’s National Workplace Wellbeing Day which took place on 31 March. SL Controls participated by delivering healthy hampers with fruit, smoothies, cereal bars, and nuts to each office. Employees also took part in a Lunchtime Mile.
SL Controls celebrated Easter with our Office Egg and Spoon Race. Employees lined up outside for a competitive race of speed and balance. 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners received Easter Eggs.
To promote work-life balance, we ran our Kids Easter Colouring Competition and we received a huge amount of entries. Each participant received an Easter goodie bag for their masterpiece!
Finally, for those employees who were on client sites or travelling, we ran an Easter Caption Contest. Who knew we had so many poetic geniuses in SL!
On 6 May people all over the world took part in Pieta House’s annual fundraiser- Darkness into Light. This year SL Controls supported the event by promoting employee participation at their local venues. SL Controls matched the total registration fees paid by employees and donated the same amount to Pieta House. €600 was raised for Pieta House in total.
On Thursday 27 July SL Controls crowned Niall Martin from our Galway office as the Inter Office Hula Hoop Champion 2017. Niall smashed the other competitors with an impressive time of 17 seconds! Each office got their hips moving and took part in the Live Well at SL competition at lunchtime. The aim was to keep the hula hoop rotating on your hips for the longest time. The winner from each location was then recorded for Yammer so we had video evidence of the times!
On Friday 11 August, the Sligo office left HQ and headed to Knocknarea to complete the SL Controls Picture on the Peak Challenge. The weather conditions could have been better but the wind and rain didn’t stop us getting to the top! Along with climbing the mountain, the second part of the challenge was to take a picture on the top which we shared with the other offices via Yammer.
SL Controls signed up for the 2017 Hospice Coffee Morning in Limerick, Galway and Sligo. Employees gathered for their morning break to enjoy lots of delicious treats and coffee.
Friday 29 September was National Fitness Day and SL Controls signed up for the Relay Marathon Challenge. A team of 20 employees travelled to the UL race track in Limerick to compete against 16 other companies including Johnson and Johnson, Stryker, and Dell. SL Controls fielded a brilliant team and put in a very impressive performance. We completed the Marathon in 2 hrs: 24 mins: 26 secs. We are already looking forward to next year’s race!
To celebrate Halloween, employees received a newsletter containing Healthy Halloween Tips.
SL Controls ran our own Movember Picture fundraiser to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society and raise awareness of Prostate Cancer.
12 Days of Fitness – we challenged staff to take part in a 12-day fitness workout. It is an accumulating workout so employees add on a different exercise each day.
Christmas Jumper Day – this took place on 15 December to raise money for the Simon Community.
Looking Forward to 2018
The Live Well at SL programme will continue in 2018 with some of the best initiatives of 2017 repeated again and new ones added. It all kicks off in January again, and we can’t wait!