Prevention can protect against accidents
Employers have a range of possibilities for reducing the risk of occupational accidents. These include making changes to the work environment, heightening employee awareness and ensuring occupational safety. These measures can serve effectively to lower risk and reduce direct and indirect costs resulting from employee absences.
Employers have less influence over what their employees do in their free time. Yet the consequences for the company are the same regardless of whether an employee breaks a leg in a fall at work or while skiing at the weekend. It is thus important to raise awareness among employees on preventing recreational accidents: Regular physical training sessions can reduce the risk of recreational accidents or at least mitigate the consequences of accidents that do occur.
Physically fit individuals have fewer and less serious accidents
Proper training to effectively avoid sporting injuries
Zurich vitaparcours: The most beautiful training to prevent accidents
The Zurich vitaparcours
- The 500 courses found throughout Switzerland are open 24/7.
- Across an average length of 2.3 km, there are 15 permanently installed fitness stations.
- A new app provides a course finder, a training guide and individual training plans.
- The Zurich vitaparcours is a project jointly funded by the VITA Parcours Foundation, local sponsors and Zurich Switzerland.
Why the Zurich vitaparcours are so effective for prevention
- Signs along the route and the app provide helpful tips regarding fitness training and sports injury prevention.
- The targeted exercises develop flexibility, dexterity, strength and endurance, which are all important for preventing (more serious) injuries and accidents.
- All Zurich vitaparcours exercises are designed on the basis of sports science and undergo testing by the Center for Accident Prevention (CAP).
- The vitaparcours exercises inject a nature experience into physical fitness, and now the new app makes working out even more fun. Employees are motivated to take advantage of the offering, thereby effectively contributing to the prevention of recreational accidents.
- For further information on accident prevention see the website of the Center for Accident Prevention (CAP): SafetyKits: Accident prevention made easy | CAP