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Practical tools and guidance

Addressing the range of issues associated with an ageing workforce — from workplace health promotion to return-to-work policy and diversity-sensitive risk assessment — may seem daunting, but there are resources that can help you to make the right decisions. Here we present some practical tools and guidance developed at national, EU and international levels to help organisations, and particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, to successfully manage an ageing workforce take positive action to minimise risk, even with a limited budget.

Tools and guidance in English

Toolkit - Promoting age diversity and age management strategies in the electricity industry

This toolkit presents company case studies demonstrating good practice, which can be used by employees, trade unions and workers’ and employer’s representatives in the electricity industry to address issues arising from demographic change. Practical tools and guidance are also provided, covering...See more

European Electricity Sector Social Dialogue Committee — EURELECTRIC (The Union of the Electricity Industry), EPSU (European Federation of Public Service Unions) and EMCEF (European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers’ Federation)
  • Toolkit

Employers’ practices for Active Ageing

This resource compiles the findings of the ‘Age management policies in enterprises in Europe’ project, run by BusinessEurope, UEAPME and CEEP. It highlights the importance of active age management in the workplace and provides recommendations for policy-makers on how this can be supported by...See more

European employers’ organisations — BusinessEurope, UEAPME (European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) and CEEP (European Centre of Enterprises providing Public Services)
  • Report

Toolkit — demographic change, age management and competencies in the gas sector in Europe

This toolkit demonstrates how companies can benefit from the skills of different age groups in the workforce and provides guidelines, information and good practice approaches. It also contains cases studies that demonstrate joint company–trade union approaches, including the sector’s leading...See more

European Gas Sector Social Dialogue Committee — EUROGAS (European Union of the Natural Gas Industry), EPSU (European Federation of Public Service Unions) and EMCEF (European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers’ Federation)
  • Online toolkit

The health and safety of older workers — a guide for workplace representatives

This short guidance document is for use by occupational safety and health (OSH) representatives. It provides a summary of the main issues related to the OSH of older workers (with a specific section on older women). It also includes a checklist of nine questions to ensure that the OSH of older...See more

  • United Kingdom
TUC (Trade Union Confederation)
  • Guidance document