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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. Exercise [...]

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 life. [...]

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 their [...]

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 ROSPA [...]

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 organisation [...]

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 seen [...]

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 sitting [...]

Seated or Standing Desk – Which Works for You?

Does Manual Handling Training Have to Be Boring?

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?

What to Expect in Your Return to Work Interview

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

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

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