The fast-paced nature of the modern workplace is often associated with long working hours, tight deadlines and increasing demands that can leave workers feeling worried, drained and overwhelmed. Follow these 8 tips to help promote well-being throughout your organisation and tackle the cause of work-related stress.
It is estimated that fatigue in the workplace costs the UK economy between £155 and £240 million each year – in direct workplace accident costs alone. A general term often used to describe a wide variety of conditions, fatigue is generally accepted as ‘feeling very tired/weary/sleepy due to insufficient rest or sleep, prolonged work periods… Continue reading Managing Workplace Fatigue
Despite there being a direct correlation between wellness and safety in a business setting, many organisations still perceive these two disciplines as separate functions, managed by different departments with different systems, budgets and KPI’s. However, when properly connected, effective wellness and safety programmes can yield significant results in terms of accident and injury figures, lost… Continue reading Safety and Wellness Programmes: intrinsically linked
Guest post: Fiona King for defibshop.co.uk – independent supplier of defibrillators and AED training. What businesses need to know about defibrillators and CPR According to the British Heart Foundation, each year, tens of thousands of people in the UK suffer from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside of a hospital environment. By providing life-saving equipment and… Continue reading Defibrilators and CPR – the business essentials
Legal compliance and good planning are the cornerstones of any good Occupational Health and Safety policy, so it’s a good time of year for those involved in the Health and Safety arena, to reflect on the past year and any significant changes therein. With society and the legal landscape changing on a frequent basis, (and… Continue reading OHS – A Year in Review, 2016
As we’ve been putting the ‘health’ back into health and safety in the Astutis offices in recent months, we thought we’d take a look at wellbeing in the run up to Christmas 2016 and offer a few tips to make ‘light-work’ of this festive season… With families to entertain, gifts to buy, the ‘big food… Continue reading Wellbeing: the Astutis guide to health and wellbeing this Christmas
Health and Wellbeing encompasses physical, mental and social health, those that are considered ‘well’ in these areas are more likely to contribute in the workplace and be more engaged at work. This requires a combined effort from employers, workers and society to improve the health and wellbeing of people at work by means of improving the work organisation and environment, promoting active participation and encouraging personal development. Click the headline to read more…