1 2 3 Results About you Please ensure you answer all questions What is your gender? Male Female What is your age? Please choose one 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 Which condition do you have? Please choose one Ulcerative Colitis Crohn’s Disease How do you rate your condition? Please choose one Severe Mild Moderate Next About your work Please ensure you answer all questions What kind of work do you do? Please choose one Desk job in an office Desk job - working from home Professional job (Architect, Lawyer etc) Healthcare (Doctor, Nurse etc) Retail work (Working in a shop) Driving or transport related work (Taxi driver, Sales rep, Bus driver etc) Skilled labour (Plumber, Electrician etc) Manual labour (Builder etc) Arts or entertainment (Artist, Actor, Director etc) Back Next About your work Please ensure you answer all questions How do you most often travel to work? Please choose one Walking Public transport By car By bicycle I work from home Do you need to stop on your journey to work to use a toilet? Yes No Back Next About your work Please ensure you answer all questions Do you have any dietary issues that may affect your ability to work? Yes No Do you have access to a free supply of drinking water at work? Yes No Back Next About your work Please ensure you answer all questions Is your job: Please choose one Mostly seated Mostly standing, e.g. Shop work, Teaching On the road, e.g. Travelling about from job to job Physical, e.g. Builder, Tradesperson etc How well do you feel able to cope with the physical demands of your job? Please choose one I don’t find the physicality of the job that difficult It depends on how unwell I feel It’s very hard - as my job is very physical Would working more flexible hours help? Yes No Back Next About your work Please ensure you answer all questions What would help you deal better with the physical demands of your job? Less driving Shorter shifts Ability to sit down more often Shorter, but more frequent breaks Back Next About your work Please ensure you answer all questions What type of flexible hours could help you? Work in shifts Ability to make up time if I need to leave early or start late Ability to job share Back Next About your work Please ensure you answer all questions Do you have easy access to toilet facilities at work? Yes No Do you feel there is enough privacy in the toilets at work? Yes No Back Next About your workplace Please ensure you answer all questions How easy do you find it to ask for time off for doctor or hospital appointments? Please choose one It’s fine to ask I find it hard to ask How supportive are your colleagues about your condition? Please choose one They don’t know about it They know about it but I do not feel supported They are really supportive and understanding How well do you feel you are coping with your working conditions? Please choose one I can cope well enough most of the time I can cope, but when I have a flare-up I need to really cut my hours My working hours are too long/strenuous Back Next Your Results Thank you for completing the work planner tool. Great news! According to your answers – your workplace is very IBD friendly. It may benefit from one or two improvements though - take a read and share the PDF with your employer so he/she can take steps to better help you with your IBD in the workplace. According to your answers – your workplace is quite IBD friendly. This means that there are lots of really good things in place to accommodate someone with IBD – however there are some improvements that could be made. Take a read and share the PDF with your employer so he/she can take steps to better help you with your IBD in the workplace. According to your answers – your workplace might benefit from some improvements to better accommodate someone with IBD. Take a read and share the PDF with your employer so he/she can take steps to better help you with your IBD in the workplace. Travelling If you find travelling to and from work very difficult, ask your employer about working from home. Working from home as and when you need to will help you to manage your condition better. If you find travelling to work on public transport very difficult, but are able to drive, consider driving - maybe discussing with your employer the possibility of a car allowance, and ensure a parking spot close to the entrance. Travelling by car may help to make your journey to work less tiring and stressful. Eating & Drinking Ensure your colleagues are aware that you need to eat regularly at your workstation. Access to a free water supply is an important aspect of maintaining health. Drinking sufficient fluids is an integral part of any treatment plan for people with IBD. Regular hydration can also boost productivity and concentration in the workplace. Type of Work IBD can cause tiredness and fatigue. Physical jobs can be difficult for people, especially during a flare-up of the condition. Altering the work schedule can help: regular breaks, time to sit down or creating more variety in the job can help to reduce the physical demands. If the job is very physical - it might be worth considering other work options. Hours Ask you employer about flexible working hours - this could be set up to allow you to work less hours when you are feeling less well and make up the time later. Sometimes a later start can help. Some employers allow their staff to build up time in lieu so they can take it off when they need it. Also, consider asking your employer about the possibility of working from home, cutting out travelling time and helping you to get more rest when you need it. If none of these options are viable, it might be that finding a different type of work more suited to your condition would be more appropriate. Toilet Access Find out if it is possible to create or move your workstation closer to the toilet facilities (which have adequate privacy). This will help you get to the toilet as and when you need to. Workplace toilets often lack privacy and sufficient ventilation. In such cases, access to separate and individual facilities such as a disabled toilet, can help to alleviate embarrassment. Toilet Breaks Ensure your colleagues are aware of your need for regular toilet breaks, ask one or more colleagues or co-workers to cover you during this time. This will help you to be supported in your work environment. Colleagues Speak to a line manager, your co-workers and colleagues. Having a supportive social environment at work is very important. Team mates or colleagues who support one another can help to improve productivity and team spirit. Occupational Health Before you decide on how to implement changes in the workplace, if available discuss with your Human Resources or Occupational Health department, who can also advise you on how best to proceed. 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