Wellness at Top Oil
Top Oil encourages the wellness and working quality of life of our employees. We are fortunate enough to have some elite athletes in our workforce , however not all of us are elite just yet! For this reason, Top Oil set up a dedicated wellness group, committed to encouraging our teams to look after themselves both mind and body and we offer fun ways to help them to commit to caring for themselves and each other.
This Wellness group consists of employees who represent different departments within the company, encouraging healthier lifestyles through activities, events and initiative promoting wellness both in mind and body.
National Workplace Wellbeing Day
One of the biggest dates of our wellbeing calendar is the National Workplace Wellbeing day that takes place in March every year. The initiative promotes better health in the workplace through physical activity and better nutrition – addressing food, mental health, exercise and fun.
There was no shortage of activity around the country as employees from all Top Oil departments and depots participated. The range of activities are tailored to suit employees of all interests and fitness levels including office yoga, step aerobics, healthy lunches, smoothies, meditations and so much more. For our lunchtime mile run we even got our own Mr. Ted to demonstrate stretches and warm up.
The Mayo Mud Run / Runamuck Challenges
If our ongoing Wellbeing program is not enough for some of our more adrenaline prone staff, our employees also take part in the Mayo Mud Run in the natural rugged terrain of Moygownagh and the Runamuck Challenge that takes place over an obstacle course in Naas, Co. Kildare.
These cross countries events take runners, walkers and crawlers through some of the wettest and ‘muckiest’ land in Ireland. While it tested the mental and physical strength of our employees who took part, it also left them with big grins across their faces.
Positive Workplace Wellness is critical for the success of any company. At Top Oil, we are committed to ensuring that our facilities, our fleet and our technology are of a high standard to support our people in fulfilling their daily work. Feedback from staff has led to an investment program in this area which we continue through focusing on the following:
- I.T. Infrastructure plan and network security
- Review of our local depot facilities through our improved minimum standards program
- Ongoing fleet investment & preventative maintenance program
National Heart Health Day
In 2017, we supported the Irish Heart Foundation for their National Heart Health Day. We encouraged our teams to complete a lunchtime mile and incentivised our drivers and support teams to choose a healthier lifestyle for that day and raised the awareness that a healthy heart is a happy heart!
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland , Head to Head Walk
In 2017, Our CSR Ambassadors in the North East organised a team to participate in our nominated charity, Cystic Fibrosis, event the Head to Head Walk from Howth Head to Bray head. The team not only completed the challenge but raised valuable funds for our nominated charity. Despite some sore legs and blisters, morale was high and carried the participants across the finish line.
An event that we find really successful not only for charity fundraising but for wellness is our charity spinathons. Teams from across our depots and forecourts share a day cycling to raise support and awareness for our charities. Spinathons are a great way of giving back while keeping fit!