Health care assistants topped the highest average step count of healthcare workers.
According to a new report, nursing staff are walking up to 29 miles per week at work.
Research undertaken by Blue Light Card highlights just how far the blue light community goes every day to keep the nation safe.
Health care assistants topped the highest average step count of healthcare workers with a massive 63,504 steps or 28.95 miles per week.
Nurses followed shortly behind at 59,657 steps and 26.25 miles per week.
Firefighters logged the highest number of steps per week on average, with over 80,000 steps per worker. However, one police officer walked more than 240,000 steps in their most recent workweek, of which they had seven shifts.
The study comes following reports that staffing shortages in the NHS are at an all-time high, with figures released by NHS England showing the number of staff off work due to Covid-19 doubled in the last two weeks of 2021.
Into the shoes of blue light workers.
Tom Dalby, CEO at Blue Light Card, commented: “Many frontline workers are on their feet a lot throughout the day, walking to different patients, attending emergency incidents, performing security checks, and monitoring street-level behaviour. But they often work longer shifts than the average office worker, meaning they can be on their feet for up to 12 hours a day.
“We decided to conduct this research to enable the British public to step into the shoes of blue light workers, and provide them with a better understanding of just how far, both mentally and physically, frontline workers go every single day to protect our communities.
“It’s clear to see that every single sector mentioned here is doing more steps than the average Brit, who does around 24,500 per week and during winter months especially, many frontline workers may have to work even longer hours too.
“Each and every day UK emergency services, NHS and social care workers work incredibly hard, while coping with physical demands many of us can’t even imagine and this study really highlights all their tireless efforts. We’re incredibly thankful to the whole blue light community for all they do for the nation.”
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