Fit4Work Blog

The Importance of an Effective ‘Toolbox Talk’ in the Workplace

2017-07-18T12:11:09+00:00

What is a Toolbox Talk? Despite the name, this is not an opportunity for you to brag about your new cordless drill. No, a Toolbox Talk is an informal group dialogue that focuses on a specific safety issue. These discussions can be used to promote your particular department’s safety culture or to highlight a precise [...]

The Importance of an Effective ‘Toolbox Talk’ in the Workplace 2017-07-18T12:11:09+00:00

The Benefit of Pilates in the Workplace

2017-07-11T15:35:43+00:00

Are you thinking of introducing a new exercise routine within your workplace? Good! This is a very responsible and beneficial task to undertake! Busy modern life can mean anything but being physically busy these days, especially if you work in an office. This involves lots of mental strain but hardly any movement. Prolonged periods of [...]

The Benefit of Pilates in the Workplace 2017-07-11T15:35:43+00:00

Helping Someone Who Has Fallen

2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

Falling down is an experience that many of us are able to get back up from, almost immediately. For many others, such as the elderly, this isn’t so easy or anywhere near as quick. People may fall down for any number of reasons, from simple accidents to poor health issues and old age. Fracture of [...]

Helping Someone Who Has Fallen 2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

Deskercise! 6 Workouts You Can Do at Your Desk!

2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

There are millions of office workers all across the UK, working long hours Monday-to-Friday stuck at their desks and engrossed in computer screens. This is a way of life that ensures many of us can put a roof above our heads. But in reality, this has damaging effects on our bodies. The human body is [...]

Deskercise! 6 Workouts You Can Do at Your Desk! 2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

Why Should You Consider Using an Ergonomic Mouse?

2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

Ergonomic mice are designed for people, not just computers. They are designed with the contours of the human hand in mind. This allows a user to manipulate the mouse in a more natural, almost handshake position. Allowing for a more natural hand position alleviates any unnecessary tension and stress from your muscles or tendons. This [...]

Why Should You Consider Using an Ergonomic Mouse? 2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

Beware of The Office Feeder!

2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

Are you an office feeder? Are you the wrecker of waistlines, the diet destroyer and the cause of all new year resolution setbacks? Do you simply love to bake or bake to love? Using cake as a way of winning office friends? Putting them under incessant pressure to accept your delicious treats? You may think [...]

Beware of The Office Feeder! 2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

Dyslexia in the Workplace

2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

How Can Employers Support Staff with This Invisible Disability? Dyslexia in the workplace is more common than most people realise. Around 2 million people in the UK alone are affected by dyslexia or a similar condition. This includes dyspraxia, dyscalculia, hearing problems and visual impairment. It can affect people of all ages. But what exactly [...]

Dyslexia in the Workplace 2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

Hidden Dangers in the Office

2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

Staying Safe and Healthy at Work An office can be a surprisingly dangerous place if the environment is not maintained as according to health and safety regulations. Employers have a duty to ensure all equipment is safely installed and properly maintained; as well as making sure all employees have safe working conditions to operate in. [...]

Hidden Dangers in the Office 2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

70: the new retirement age? Will we still be fit enough to work?

2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00

Working 9 to 5: what a way to make a living! I’m not sure too many 70-year-olds would agree with Dolly Parton on that one. But recent government reports have suggested that 70 could be the new state pension age for those who are currently under 30. The reports were published to address the rising [...]

70: the new retirement age? Will we still be fit enough to work? 2017-06-21T17:00:43+00:00