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Remote Working Workstation Checklist

Whether due to our workforce’s desire to strike a better work-life balance, or the increased productivity of those employees given the opportunity, remote working is on the rise. Enabling organisations to slash costs, whilst helping employees feel valued, trusted and happier in their work, the benefits are clear for employees and businesses alike. However, [...]

Remote Working Workstation Checklist

Manual Handling Training – The Fit4Work Approach

For employees required to handle, carry, or move objects as part of their job, Manual Handling Training provides employees with the knowledge to carry out their work safely, mitigating the risks of harming themselves or others. Arming employees with a rich knowledge of Manual Handling Techniques, this training also provides a clear bottom-line benefit [...]

Manual Handling Training – The Fit4Work Approach

DSE Assessments – Regulations or Duty of Care?

For some employees, DSE Assessments could seem like unnecessary organisational compliance, further regulations to follow, criteria to meet, and one more consideration in a no-doubt already-packed work schedule. In actual fact, DSE Assessments are a business process that represent an organisation’s duty of care to their employees, helping to ensure their health, safety, comfort [...]

DSE Assessments – Regulations or Duty of Care?

Is Midlife Exercising Wrecking Peoples Joints?

The Importance of Exercise Exercise is important for us, that much is clear. It helps to get the cardiovascular system working and this helps us to remain in good shape overall. It also helps to prevent heart disease and other conditions that can pose a real threat to our well-being in the long term. [...]

Is Midlife Exercising Wrecking Peoples Joints?

How to Combat Cardiovascular Disease for Office Workers

Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest killers of otherwise healthy people. It tends to affect people more as they get older, but adults of all ages can be affected. Not only can it cause a premature death, but it can also lead to a decrease in the quality of [...]

How to Combat Cardiovascular Disease for Office Workers

What to Avoid When Handling Patients in Care

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 [...]

What to Avoid When Handling Patients in Care

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

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 [...]

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

Care Quality Commission – All You Need to Know

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 [...]

Care Quality Commission – All You Need to Know

Adjusting and Adapting Your Computer Workstation

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 [...]

Adjusting and Adapting Your Computer Workstation

Seated or Standing Desk – Which Works for You?

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 [...]

Seated or Standing Desk – Which Works for You?