24 June 2014, Singapore – The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has partnered with ComfortDelGro to bring innovative workplace health initiatives to taxi drivers at the service centres.
- As part of the initiatives to keep mature workers healthy and active in the workplace, HPB and ComfortDelGro have introduced a 10-month “One for One: Check Car, Check Body!” Health Screening and Intervention Programme. This programme will provide taxi drivers with a health screening and a 7-month health counselling and coaching programme that is customised to their health conditions. To make it more convenient for taxi drivers, the programme is carried out at the ComfortDelGro Taxi Service Centre so that taxi drivers can participate in the programme whilst they wait for their car to be serviced. The key thrust of the programme is to motivate drivers to adopt good health behaviours. We hope that the taxi drivers will better understand their health status and can take simple and manageable steps to keep themselves healthy at the end of the programme.
- Senior Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor, who chairs the Tripartite Oversight Committee on Workplace Health, said, “Mature workers are an integral part of our workforce. It is important to help them remain healthy so that they can continue to work if they want to. However, many mature workers have difficulties finding time to participate in health programmes. Hence, we are finding creative ways to bring the health programmes to their workplaces to make these more convenient and accessible. We are starting first with the taxi drivers, as many of them are mature workers, and we intend to expand such programmes to more sectors. We hope that these customised health programmes will encourage our mature workers to take good care of their health even as they work hard.”