Understanding and Managing Stress

Stress is becoming an ever-increasing problem both in the workplace and in our personal lives. How we handle it has become a topic of discussion with no clear answer. After all, everyone reacts differently to a stressful situation and what might be easy for some to overcome, could be impossible for others. This is especially […]

Safety Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness, Managing Health and Safety & Stress Awareness

As part of May’s Hazard of the Month, Welfare, we’re highlighting three key areas: Mental Health Awareness, Managing Health and Safety, and Stress Awareness. Mental Health Awareness One in four people will deal with a mental health problem in the UK, and it is estimated that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can […]

Week Commencing 25/04/2022 – In The News

MPs say asbestos must go from public buildings within 40 years MPs have called for a 40-year deadline for all asbestos to be removed from public and commercial buildings. The Work and Pensions Select Committee said asbestos remained the biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. More than 5,000 such fatalities were recorded in 2019. […]

Mental Health Matters: Support Services

Seeking Mental Health Support Seeking help isn’t always easy, especially for mental health problems. Unfortunately, the stigma around disclosing you are unwell still remains despite the many campaigns and open conversations that are happening every day across the country. It can also seem complicated, and it may feel like people aren’t listening to you, or […]

Ergonomics & Human Factors – What To Consider

All workplaces should aim to be as ergonomic as possible in order to prevent the development of health conditions and to improve workplace productivity and safety. But what exactly does ergonomics cover, and what actions should be implemented? What is Ergonomics? Ergonomics concerns itself with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. On average we […]

Week Commencing 31/01/2022 – In The News

Leamington Spa cedar tree to be felled on safety grounds A “much-loved” giant cedar tree in a Warwickshire park is to be felled amid reports last summer’s heatwave accelerated the spread of disease. Warwick District Council said the tree in Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, would be removed with “great sadness”. The tree was suffering from […]

Safety Spotlight – Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution & Health and Safety Site Induction

As part of January’s Hazard of the Month, Lack of Communication, we’re highlighting three key areas: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution and Health and Safety Site Induction. Communication Skills Communication skills have an important role in the workplace for a number of reasons – not only can they be greatly beneficial to productivity and teamwork, but […]

Week Commencing 15/11/2021 – In The News

Road Safety Week 2021: Lives saved on roads in lockdown should inspire more action Reductions in the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads – due to lockdown restrictions last year – are to be welcomed but should also inspire more action to make roads safer. The call comes from road safety […]

Safety Spotlight – Mental Health Awareness and Stress Awareness

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For the month of May, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Mental Health. These key areas are Mental Health Awareness and Stress Awareness. Mental Health Awareness This month saw Mental Health Awareness Week take place on 10th-16th May. Run by the Mental Health Foundation, it is […]

Mental Health Matters: Considering Mental Health and Work

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Mental Health: An Often Oversimplified Notion If the title of this article were ‘Considering Physical Health and Work’, you’d probably expect it to be of an encyclopaedic length to even scratch the surface. When we discuss mental health, however, there is no such understanding of the complexity of the phenomena, and it is often oversimplified […]