Welcome Philip McWalters to the Epica Team!

Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing Ltd welcome to Philip McWalters, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor! Although new to the Epica Team he has a long history in health and safety. He joined the army in 1997 serving as medic and later becoming a specialist in Environmental Health.  Philip has been an advisor in various regions and capacities within the MoD … 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 – Winners never quit; quitters never win!

“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

Meticulous Monday – Making sure it is right

Measure twice, cut once – How meticulous are you in your job? Have you ever been in such a hurry to complete a job? You rush through it, complete it and then it turns out wrong?! How frustrating! Stop and take a minute to compose yourself and think strategically about what you are about to do, making sure what you … Read More

Focused Friday – Keeping your eye on the target

Have you got that Friday feeling? When we are about to go into the weekend, it is easy to switch off and stop concentrating. You are looking forward to the weekend, having a lie in, relaxing and not having to work… Whilst we don’t blame you, it is important to make sure you stay alert whilst carrying out your job. … Read More

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 do you value?

Health is Wealth! Health is like money; we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it. Most people consider wealth to be how much money you have in the bank, how much your house costs or what expensive possessions you have. Simply having air in your lungs and being able to carry out simple tasks throughout … Read More

Tidy Tuesday – Take the time to tidy

A place for everything and everything in its place. Do you ever? Procrastinate when it comes to tidying and cleaning? Become stressed because you have piles of clutter? Keep on putting items in draws or cupboards until they become so cluttered you no longer know what is in them? Why not try our handy tips to organize your daily duties? … Read More

Mind Blowing Monday – Statistics 2018/2019

“Facts are to the mind what food is to the body” – Edmund Burke Only 2 in 5 Employees are working at peak performance Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent. Your skin works hard. Not only is it the largest organ in the body, but it defends against disease and infection, regulates … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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