Accidents – I’m only Human – Why accidents still happen

Accidents still happen in the workplace on a daily basis despite the rigorous controls of safety measures such as ‘in house’ risk assessments and ‘real time’ daily safety supervision.

accidents in the workplace and why they happenSo why do accidents still occur? Everyone can make errors no matter how well trained and motivated they are. However in the workplace, the consequences of such human failure can be severe. Analysis of accidents and incidents shows that human failure contributes to almost all accidents and exposures to substances hazardous to health. Continue reading

How to avoid the flu and stay healthy during the winter

How to avoid the fluFlu tends to get stronger each year and everyone knows of a friend or relative who falls victim to it once a year without fail. The symptoms of flu will usually level off after two to three days and you should begin to feel much better within five to eight days. However, you may have a lingering cough and still feel very tired for a further two to three weeks. Continue reading

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Managing Mental Health in the WorkplaceMental health is becoming increasingly important in the workplace. Once thought of as something that happened to an unfortunate few, we now know that it is incredibly common: at least 1 in 4 people now experience a mental health problem at some point in their life.

In this age of austerity and focus on the bottom line can organisations really afford to ignore mental health in the workplace? Continue reading

What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly.

Glucose comes from the digestion of starchy foods such as bread, rice, potatoes, chapatis, yams and plantain, from sugar and other sweet foods, and from the liver which makes glucose. Continue reading

The Dangers of Asbestos after a flood

The dangers of asbestos after a floodIn the aftermath of torrential rain and flooding any clear-up operation carried out by any Company must be carefully planned out and accompanied by a risk Assessment if possible.

Understandably, businesses and landlords are keen to get back onto a normal footing as soon as possible.  However, before refurbishment is carried out, steps must be taken to ensure that asbestos isn’t disturbed. Continue reading

How Injuries can affect athletes later on in life

Any time you step out onto the field of play, whatever the sport or exercise and regardless of location, you always run the risk of some sort of injury. However remote that possibility is at any given moment, that repeated wear and tear on your body eventually adds up, leading to excessive stress on the muscles and joints that lead to injury. Continue reading