Health and Wellbeing · Occupational Health · Occupational Health & Safety

Defibrilators and CPR – the business essentials

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

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Health and Safety Law · Health and Safety Regulations · Health and Wellbeing · Occupational Health · Occupational Health & Safety · Wellbeing · Workplace environment

OHS – A Year in Review, 2016

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

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Occupational Health · Wellbeing · Winter Conditions · Workplace environment

Wellbeing: the Astutis guide to health and wellbeing this Christmas

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

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Health and Safety Regulations · Heat in the workplace · Heat stress · Occupational Health · Occupational Health & Safety · Risk Assessment · Workplace environment

Heat in the Workplace: Assessing the Risk

A hot working environment can pose serious health risks and each year thousands of people become sick from heat-related illnesses. In 2014, in the US alone, at least 30 workers died from heat exposure. Take a look at our blog post for tips on how to protect your workers and your business…

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DSE · Manual handling · Occupational Health

Is your PC causing you musculoskeletal disorders?

Laptops, PCs tablets etc. – we all use them at work, at home and on the move; they have become almost like another vital organ we can’t live without. However work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) are increasing – with 40% of all days lost due to WRMSD ill-health in Great Britain in 2014/15. The impact of… Continue reading Is your PC causing you musculoskeletal disorders?

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Health and Safety Regulations · Occupational Health · Occupational Health & Safety · Risk Assessment · Young Workers

Every Breath Counts

Do you take breathing for granted? Most of us do I am sure – until something goes wrong that is. When I worked as a physiotherapist in the NHS I treated many people with conditions such as lung cancer, chronic bronchitis and emphysema – helping them to breathe more easily and to get rid of… Continue reading Every Breath Counts

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