Tragic and traumatic events are often shocking. Examples include armed robberies, industrial accidents, fires, workplace sudden deaths, road traffic accidents, aviation incidents (e.g. deaths on board, severe turbulence), and swimming pool and hotel balcony accidents. When an incident results in death or serious injury you might expect it to cause distressing psychological reactions as well. But sometimes traumatic incidents leave no physical injury, making it difficult to recognise the ....
Workers splash out £70 each in preparation for company festivities. Christmas party hangovers will cost UK businesses £740 million in lost productivity this year, according to a new survey.
Three-quarters of British companies have planned an all-expenses-paid event for their workforce this December, compared to just one-quarter last year, the research by Travelodge revealed. The hotel chain reported that as the country began to exit the recession, 53 per cent of the 2,000 workers canvassed ....
1) Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling accidents.
2) Three people die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue.
3) Five people were injured last year in accidents involving out of control Scalectric cars.
4) Eight people cracked their skull in 1997 after falling asleep while throwing up into the toilet.
5) Eighteen people had serious burns in 1998 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth
6) Nineteen people have died in the ....
Almost 22.7 million days of work were lost in 2011 due to job-related illnesses, The Labour Force Survey has found. Stress-related illnesses such as panic attacks, psychological anxiety, physical tension, ¬depression, insomnia and migraines account for the majority of employees’ time off. The TUC estimates that 200,000 employees take time off due to RSI every year. This costs the economy more than £3 billion.
Be fit for the job
Occupational health physiotherapist Charlie Cousin says “it’s ....
27 November 2012
Through Health and Wellbeing!
Last week, Corporate Health hosted a free event in partnership with Healthy Performance to discuss and look at the benefits of implementing health and wellbeing policies and processes into your business. Not only will you as an employer benefit from a healthier and more productive workforce, but you will also engage your employees.
The feedback from the event was extremely positive in terms of what attendees learnt and what advice and tools they were given ....
What's the true cost of lost productivity due to sickness and stress? Once you start attributing a figure to days lost for occupational illnesses, it starts to add up. Indeed, 3% of UK GDP is lost to occupational illnesses - ones that could be avoided.
Our interactive infographic looks at the cost of illness, and the ROI of wellness programmes, with some remarkable examples of how the ROI of wellness programmes far outweighs the cost of implementing them. Enjoy! And if you want to embed the ....
Innovative Occupational Health software solution leads wellbeing revolution!
For anyone looking to kick start a healthy lifestyle, settling down in front of a computer might not sound like the most logical step. But thanks to a novel service introduced by Corporate Health, going online can be the key to unlocking a new world of wellbeing at work.
Utilising Health Manager, businesses can provide employees with a powerful yet easy-to-use interactive means of monitoring and improving their ....
Regardless of tough economic times, a CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) report has found employers committed to providing occupational health support. It also reveals that over one-fifth have increased their well being spend in the last year.
The report also gives an insight into current absence trends. The average absence levels have fallen from last years figure of 7.7 to 6.8 days per employee, per year.
Concerns for employers
All employers are aware of the ....
29 October 2012
Occupational Health is all about promoting the wellbeing of your employees by preventing illness and injury. All businesses, regardless of size, will come across Occupational Health in some form during the safe operation of their businesses. Risks and needs will vary from business to business and throughout varying markets.
At Corporate Health, we see the services we offer into three categories:
Legislative Ooccupational Health refers to the ....
16 October 2012
FREE morning Health and Wellbeing event announcement, November 21st from Corporate Health and Healthy Performance
FREE morning Health and Wellbeing event, November 21st from Corporate Health and Healthy Performance
Are you looking to be get engaged?
This blog is not a match making exercise in the traditional sense, but we can match up and engage employers with employees, resulting in an engaged workforce. Whether you are a busy, run off your feet HR manager or an administrative assistant, being engaged in your work can produce many benefits for yourself both in work and in your personal ....
4 October 2012
November 7th is National Stress Awareness Day and it is now common knowledge that this is now the main cause of absence from work and has both a short term and long term impact on business performance. Millions of working days are lost each year due to stress costing businesses billions of pounds. We all have a bad day, bad week and even bad month and understand how it feels to be ‘stressed’. Some people have healthier coping mechanisms whilst others revert to less healthy alternatives.....
World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global Crisis”.
Depression affects more than 350 million people of all ages, in all communities, and is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. Although there are known effective treatments for depression, access to treatment is a ....
2 October 2012
Activity4charity drives behavourial change of the participants, the motivation comes from either peer pressure, drive to hit a target or the charitable fundraising element which means if you don't complete the 10,000 steps your charitable your fundraising figure reduces all of this can be viewed via an online web portal.
Nicole Martin, Corporate Health's Marketing Manager said ' My family thought I was mad pacing around the lounge whilst I watched ....
28 September 2012
Corporate Health is looking for teams to join a walking challenge starting on 15th October
Where Corporate Social Responsibility meets employee health and engagement!
Corporate Health are pleased to announce a new partnership with Activity4charity as part of their proactive approach to workplace wellbeing. Brett Edwards, Managing Director of Corporate Health said "earlier this year a team of 5 employees including myself signed up for the walking initiative run by Activity4Charity, ....
26 September 2012
The workplace regulations of 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues that apply to most workforces. These requirements are both mandatory and best practice, so read on to make sure your business is covered and doing the right thing.
So, what do these regulations discuss?
Such as ventilation, temperatures in indoor workplaces, working in hot or cold environments, lighting, cleanliness, waste materials, room dimensions and workstations and seating.
21 August 2012