The sickness absence figure for NS in 2017 was 5.7%. That is higher than in 2016 (5.1%). Sickness absence among chief guards can be considered systematically high, in part because of the ageing profile of this group. In 2017, an investigation was carried out into the workload of the chief guard’s job. This investigation was completed in 2018. NS also wants to work on increasing the employability in cooperation with staff. We are doing this in part by offering preventive interventions that help them maintain their vitality, whereby staff can decide themselves what is important to help them remain employable.