Fit4Work Blog

What to Avoid When Handling Patients in Care

2017-10-28T10:20:02+00:00

The risks associated with Manual Handling Working within the healthcare field poses just as much risk to health and safety as some construction work, according to some industry findings. The main cause of injury comes with moving patients around a ward, between the bed and a wheelchair and other situations where lifting part of their [...]

What to Avoid When Handling Patients in Care 2017-10-28T10:20:02+00:00

Fit4Work registers with The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)

2017-10-12T10:47:12+00:00

What is ROSPA? ROSPA stands for The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The people at ROSPA are guided by their vision of a life free from serious accidental injury and it is their mission to exchange life-enhancing skills and knowledge which can potentially reduce serious accidental injuries. The vision and work of ROSPA [...]

Fit4Work registers with The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) 2017-10-12T10:47:12+00:00

Care Quality Commission – All You Need to Know

2017-10-10T14:30:49+00:00

What is The Care Quality Commission (CQC) The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the regulator body responsible for both social care and healthcare standards in England. The idea behind the commission is that it’s independent from the NHS, the NHS Trusts and the various types of healthcare facilities that fall under its remit. The organisation [...]

Care Quality Commission – All You Need to Know 2017-10-10T14:30:49+00:00

Adjusting and Adapting Your Computer Workstation

2017-09-23T18:45:55+00:00

Why Adjusting Your Computer Workstation is Important Fit4Work carry out many display screen assessments at some of the country’s leading organisations, helping workers maintain good physical health while carrying out duties sitting for long hours at a desk with a computer screen. You would be surprised by the number of poor workstation setups we’ve seen [...]

Adjusting and Adapting Your Computer Workstation 2017-09-23T18:45:55+00:00

Seated or Standing Desk – Which Works for You?

2017-09-11T21:28:49+00:00

Do You Sit at a Desk ALL Day? If you work at a desk you’re probably aware of the risks that are involved in sitting all day long. A sedentary working life can cause havoc on your health, with stiff shoulders and back ache causing problems for many. However, there’s a darker side to sitting [...]

Seated or Standing Desk – Which Works for You? 2017-09-11T21:28:49+00:00

Does Manual Handling Training Have to Be Boring?

2017-09-11T20:22:32+00:00

The importance of Manual Handling Training Health and safety is an essential part of any employees training and working life. Without manual handling training the employee is at risk of harming themselves and others around them. Not everyone enjoys the training process but does manual handling training have to be boring? Not at all! Engaging [...]

Does Manual Handling Training Have to Be Boring? 2017-09-11T20:22:32+00:00

What to Expect in Your Return to Work Interview

2017-08-16T14:33:12+00:00

Returning to Work after Illness or Injury Returning to work from an illness or injury can be daunting. After a significant period away from your colleagues or duties, it’s completely normal to feel anxious. Common reservations such as the possibility of an overloaded inbox or details of your personal life being discussed, would make anyone [...]

What to Expect in Your Return to Work Interview 2017-08-16T14:33:12+00:00

How a DSE Assessment Can Prevent Against the Most Common Types of Repetitive Strain Injury

2017-08-14T17:59:35+00:00

Why undertake a DSE Assessment? Nothing is more important to a company’s operations than the good health of its staff. Especially in our increasingly automated world. In order to create the best possible working environment for office dwellers, both comfortable and engaging, a proper DSE assessment must be undertaken. What Equipment Does a DSE Assessment [...]

How a DSE Assessment Can Prevent Against the Most Common Types of Repetitive Strain Injury 2017-08-14T17:59:35+00:00

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