Each year Ben conducts a UK wide survey to find out about the health & wellbeing of people who work or have worked in the automotive industry. This helps us understand the challenges people are facing and what issues are affecting them. We then use this to develop services to support automotive people. Here are the highlights from our 2018/19 survey:
91% of automotive industry employees have been affected by a health & wellbeing issue in the last year.
Poor sleep was the most common issue that affected employees’ health & wellbeing in the last 12 months.
Lack of good sleep affects people’s mood, performance levels and concentration. This can lead to higher risks of accident or injury.
Over half of employees said that Stress at work impacted their health and wellbeing.
A third said they were stressed both at home and at work.
Anxiety has affected almost half of employees working in the automotive industry.
Anxiety has had the biggest impact on people’s health & wellbeing, more than any other issue.
Over a quarter of people said they had struggled with debt the last 12 months. Debt particularly affects those working in the sales and aftermarket sectors.
10% of automotive industry employees said that workplace bullying had personally affected them in the last year.
52% of people are worried about the impact of Brexit on the automotive industry. This was much higher in the manufacturing sector (74%).
40% of people are worried about the move away from combustion engines to electric vehicles, particularly workers aged 45-54 years old.