Thorough Thursday – Keeping it in check!

How thorough are you with your Health and Safety procedures, Checks and Inspections? Making sure you carry out the correct procedures and have the correct policies in place is imperative. Are you 100% confident that you have all aspects of Health and Safety covered within your workplace? There may be things you have missed, legislation you aren’t fully up to … Read More

Wealth Wednesday – What’s your take?

What comes to mind when you hear ‘Wealth’? Most people think of lots of money, luxurious lifestyles, fancy cars… The list is endless. However, have you ever stopped to think you are extremely wealthy just for having air in your lungs? We all take our bodies for granted; To be able to breathe with ease To have use of all … Read More

Tidy Tuesday – Tidy work space, Tidy mind!

More often than not we are so busy, the area around us both in work and at home becomes untidy, its normal! However, sometimes it feels good to just take time out of your day to stop what you are doing and regroup. Why not stick on some of your favourite music and begin your cleaning spree – whether you … Read More

Mind Blowing Monday – Did you know?

How many of these interesting facts do you know already? Lack of Sleep Is More Deadly Than Starvation – According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, getting enough sleep is essential for good health. Sleep is a basic need of the body, and the effects of sleep deprivation can be as serious as not eating or breathing. Eating … Read More

Fortunate Friday – Returning home safely

We come into work on a daily basis and go home safely, when was the last time you stopped and evaluated the hazards that you encounter daily and take into consideration how fortunate you are to return home fit and healthy, the same way as when you came into work. For example, those who drive – how many times have … Read More

Togetherness Thursday – Teamwork makes the dreamwork!

There is a stigma around Health and Safety for being boring, tedious and creating work. People tend to run a mile when they see Health and Safety however, when our advisors attend site, we can assure you that there really is no need. Our Health and Safety advisors not only highlight what your company needs to implement and improve on … Read More

Worldly Wednesday – Sharing your knowledge

Worldly Definition: Having a wide and refined knowledge of the world especially from personal experience. Quite often it is the case that employees leave one business and go to another however, the Health and Safety varies massively. This may be due to a change in trade or sector, it may be down to the size of the business and what … Read More

Zero Tolerance Tuesday – What standards do you set?

Every workplace should operate a zero-tolerance policy on the use of alcohol, drugs or any other substance which could cause intoxication whilst at work. This also goes for some prescribed medications; some medication can also cause side effects which could mean that you are not fit to carry out your job. Whether you operate machinery, work in construction or even … Read More

Meditative Monday – Be more connected

Have you tried meditation? Do you really enjoy it? Is it not for you? When we think about meditation, we often picture the stereotype (as seen in the picture above) legs crossed, arms out and humming. Whilst some do enjoy this type of meditation, this isn’t the only way. Meditation can take on many different forms however, it should all … Read More

Factual Friday – Knowledge is power!

Did you know? That there were 1.4 million work related ill health cases (new or long standing) in 2017/2018. That there were 147 fatal injuries to workers in 2018/2019 – that’s 147 people not going home to their loved ones. Accident rates are lower where employees genuinely feel they have a say in health and safety matters. The main kinds … Read More

Thirsty Thursday – Don’t wait to hydrate!

Keeping hydrated is vital to the human body. Did you know that the human body can survive 8-12 weeks without food but can only survive just 10 days without water. The body needs water to function for many different reasons, some of these include; Digestion – Drinking plenty of water ensures your food moves through your digestive system with ease. … Read More

Wellbeing Wednesday – Work it out

How often do you consider your own wellbeing? Sometimes it is good to just stop and reflect on your mind, body and soul, also to do a self-scan to see if there is anything that can be improved. Too often in life we rush around so much that we neglect our bodies, we often take our bodies for granted in … Read More

Teaching Tuesday – Talk it out together

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward. How competent are you? How competent are your colleagues? Do you lead by example? Do you pass on your knowledge of working safely or the most efficient way to carry out a job? We should all receive training when starting … Read More

Dogs Are Good for Our Health and Wellbeing

This morning Elizabeth Sinclair Director of Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing told the office a story about picking up her dog from No More Kennels on Friday evening.  To be honest a couple of us began to yawn, it’s always about Elsie the Westie, but this time it wasn’t! We sat hypnotically waiting for this treat (sorry) of a story. … Read More

Manageable Monday – Monday Madness

Do you start the week full of dread? Knowing that you have lots to do and don’t know where to start? Why not take a moment to sit and think about your list of jobs. Start with the most pressing issue and then follow on with your other tasks in order of priority Stick a time and date next to … Read More

Fruity Friday – Feeling Fantastic

Looking after your body is very important. That’s why we should give our bodies the best chance, by eating the right foods with the best nutrients. For those who are traditional, why not try: Oranges – Oranges are low in calories and full of nutrients, they promote clear, healthy, skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases, … Read More

Thinking Thursday – Stop, think and assess

How often do you think about your place of work? What works and what can be improved? Do you ever go the extra mile to highlight issues and endeavor to have them rectified as soon as possible? Many people are aware of hazards in the workplace but choose not to act because it is easier, it may cause them work … Read More

Workout Wednesday – Let’s get physical!

Whether you are in an office job or work on a factory floor. It is important to keep mobile whilst on the job. If you are office based why not try some or all of the stretches below to help improve circulation and bring you out of that post lunch slump! Chest Stretch Upper Body Twist Hip Marching Ankle Stretch … Read More

Talking Tuesday – Communication

How often and how effectively do you communicate in your workplace? Are you the employee and are unsure about processes and procedures or do you have gaps in your training? Have you highlighted your lack of understanding or training requirements? Are you the employer and witness potential hazards that may cause harm but plan to deal with it later? Many … Read More

Mindfulness Monday – Monday Morning Blues

Monday Morning blues?! We all have them – especially when the weather is miserable and cold! Why not try some Mindfulness techniques to set your week up in the right way? Step 1: Take a deep breath. Step 2: Evaluate your posture. Are you hunched over? Are you slouching? Correct your posture to ensure that you don’t come out of … Read More