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Health surveillance allows for early identification of ill health and helps identify any corrective action needed. Health surveillance may also be required by law if your employees are exposed to noise or vibration, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air.read more
As an employer its one of the crucial things to have monitored especially if your employees work in high risk areas such as at heights, confined spaces or drive company vehicles or plant equipment. Follow the link to see what Safewells occupational health screening can do to help you as an employer manage your employees welfare.read more
Those of us who are older enough to remember 1970’s or 80’s the decades when the first real game consoles started to appear that had any real playability like the 1972 Magnavox Odyssey, the first ever home console you could link to the TV. Nowadays, people are becoming addicted to gaming and it could affect work…read more
The Health & Safety Awareness Day is designed to promote best practice and encourage the whole workforce to be the eyes and ears of fellow workers.read more
An Essex based food manufacturer has been fined after a worker had four fingers amputated while operating a metal working lathe.Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told how Mr Mark Goodge, an employee of Marcantonio Foods Ltd, had been using an emery cloth to clean steel shafts on a metal working lathe.read more
The director of a plastic recycling company has been sentenced to 10 weeks in prison after a worker’s arm was amputated.read more
The first few weeks of January are often perceived as a challenging time for employees from a mental wellbeing perspective. Read on for Safewells guide to helping you beat the mid-winter blues.
It is the new year and while some will rejoice and create a list of resolutions, it can also be a difficult period for those with a mental health issue, and those whose wellbeing in the workplace is challenged.
First of all I hope everybody had a great Christmas and saw the new year in with a bang. Can you believe its 2018!
So as the hangover fog begins to clear and our sights and minds are set back on the tasks at hand and everybody is going crazy with their diets and new gym memberships, remember to take it easy in the first couple of weeks, warm up properly for at least 10 minutes and ease back into exercise. A brisk walk for 20 to 30 minutes most days is very effective if you’re not sure where to begin.
Safewell have been dealing with an increased volume of enquiries sparked by the new CDM regulations 2015. Individuals and companies from varying backgrounds and sizes are unsure if the new regulations apply to them and if they do, what they should do about it.read more
Have fun and be merry but stay safe, below are a couple of tips and reminders to keep you safe this winter.read more