Fortunate Friday – Feeling thankful

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 – A problem shared is a problem halved

Are you a just starting out in business or have you neglected to keep up to date with current legislation? Why not take the stress out of Health and Safety with Epica? Epica are a health and safety consultancy specialising in providing simple and competent health and safety advice and practical health and safety training. Not only are we on-site … Read More

Hannah Hart joins the team at Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing Ltd

Hannah Hart joins the team at Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing as Office Manager! Hannah has a varied background in customer service, recruitment and procurement. Her main talent is building relationships with stakeholders both internal and external. Her role in Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing is to ensure the smooth running of the office and organising work coming in and … Read More

Worldly Wednesday – Work with us to help you

Worldly Definition: Having a wide and refined knowledge of the world especially from personal experience. Even the most experienced companies who set a high standard for Health and Safety can be improved. It is highly unlikely that any company is perfect, especially where Health and Safety is concerned. There are always new legislation and regulations being introduced or updated on … Read More

Zero Tolerance Tuesday – Looking out for one another

Zero Tolerance policies are in place in many workplaces to eliminate undesirable behaviour. Such behaviours can include bullying, sexual harassment, violence, fraud and racial discrimination. If you have witnessed someone being subjected to any of these behaviours, it is important to report it to management. If you are the person affected by these behaviours, it is important to speak out. … Read More

Meditative Monday – Stop, Connect and Relax!

Whether you are new to Meditation or a master, here are some meditation fun facts; Meditation can sometimes be more effective than sleep. It can be a more effective painkiller than morphine. Thousands of people have overcome addictions using mindful meditation. The number of people practicing meditation has more than tripled since 2012 It is a practice is thought to … Read More

Factual Friday – Let’s Face Facts

How safe are you on the road? Whether you are a driver or pedestrian, we are all responsible for road safety. Research suggests that at the end of March 2019, there were 38.4 million licensed vehicles in Great Britain. Add that to the current population of the Great Britain is approx. 67,530,172. So, there are 38.4 million licensed vehicles and … Read More

Thirsty Thursday – Fill up with 8, make sure you hydrate!

It is recommended that we drink 8 x 8oz glasses of water per day, this is known as the 8×8 rule. Whilst water isn’t the most exciting drink, it is the most important. Water has many benefits and is crucial for a healthy body. Benefits include: Lubricating the joints Forming saliva and mucus Delivering oxygen throughout the body Boosts skin … Read More

Wellbeing Wednesday – Wellness is wealth

Maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle takes work and dedication, it is about being aware of the choices you make in order to get you there. Why not consider the points below to see how you can improve your wellbeing? Keep Learning – Learning doesn’t have to just be taking on new information, learning can be about learning from past … Read More

Teaching Tuesday – Teach, Talk and Thrive

Being employed to carry out a particular role often comes with responsibility to be qualified to a satisfactory standard. This may consist of accredited qualifications or on the job training which is signed off. Does your workplace carry out regular training to help and aid you in your day to day job? Do you feel fully informed to be able … Read More

Manageable Monday – Making it happen

Are you making a list and checking it twice? (Sorry we couldn’t resist!) This time of year becomes extremely busy, not only in the workplace but at home as well. Christmas is fast approaching and the chaos begins. It is however also a good time to re-group, de-clutter and re-organise. At Work: Clear your desk, bin anything that is no … Read More

Fruity Friday – Mixing it up

With the huge range of sweet treats on the supermarket shelves now, its so hard not to pick up bars of chocolate, cream cakes, ready-made desserts… The list goes on! It is easy to neglect that fruit can be a tasty and satisfying dessert. Instead of reaching for the desserts laden with refined sugar, why not try getting creative with … Read More

Thinking Thursday – Think before you act

How many times throughout the day are you on Autopilot? We do so many of the same tasks that they become second nature; we don’t always consider the consequences if it was to go wrong. Our brains have a structure called the default mode network. This network is responsible for evaluating past events and preparing for the future. Whilst some … Read More

Workout Wednesday – Working up a sweat

Although considered a chore at times – working out is great for lifting and having a positive effect on your mood. We spend too much time procrastinating when it comes to exercise, how many times have you said the following? I will exercise when I get home from work… then don’t! I will exercise after tea… and haven’t! I will … Read More

Talking Tuesday – Let’s get chatting

Whilst talking and chatting isn’t usually promoted in the workplace, when done in the right way it can be beneficial. By talking and chatting, we don’t just mean gossiping with your work colleague, about what you got up to at the weekend. Whilst the office phone is ringing, and the emails are pinging through. We mean positive communication… Instead of … Read More

Mindfulness Monday – Let’s re-connect

We are always being told to be mindful and practice mindfulness but what does it mean? Mindfulness is all about being in the moment and being present, listening to your body and what it is telling you. It is important to re-connect with our bodies from time to time. To be able to do this you need to either go … Read More

Flawless Friday – Keeping it clean!

Look around at your work space after that long week. Could it do with a quick spruce, a bit of a scrub or a full deep clean?! There is no time like the present! Friday afternoon when you are winding down ready to start the weekend, why not tidy around your workspace even as little as 10 minutes will make … Read More

Therapy Thursday – Think, Talk & Tackle your issues

Therapy is a treatment intended to relieve or heal the effects, of an illness whether that be mental, physical or emotional. This can cover many topics, some of which are listed below; Abuse, trauma, or neglect Isolation or loneliness Discrimination and stigma Social disadvantage, poverty or debt Severe or long-term stress Homelessness or poor housing Drug and alcohol misuse PTSD … Read More

Wisdom Wednesday – Welcoming Knowledge

Wisdom within the workplace Wisdom – definition: the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement. We always refer to the wise old owl, why?! Wisdom doesn’t just refer to your colleagues who are nearing retirement and have spent many years learning the job. Whilst older, more experienced and having a vast range of knowledge because of time served, doesn’t … Read More

Tenacious Tuesday – Never give up

“Tenacity is the ability to hang on when letting go appears most attractive – Anonymous” When we think of being tenacious, we seem to conjure up images of a career minded person striving for perfection in an aggressive manner. This isn’t always the case, being tenacious can and probably does form part of your day to day activities, particularly when … Read More