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
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…
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?