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Are you staying healthy and safe at work?

With it being World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we thought we would share some tips and tricks on how you can promote a healthy and safe working environment for you and your peers!

In 2018 141.1 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK, prioritising health and wellbeing is key to a safe, healthy and fun working environment. We work with you and your organisation to help better your wellbeing at work, providing the training and resources to help better your knowledge on this topic.

As well as knowing your health and safety procedures, it is important to recognise the things you can do to improve your wellbeing in the workplace too. In 2018 there was 17.5 million working days lost due to mental health related issues. Below are some tips on how to make your own environment healthy and safe.

  • As simple as it sounds, making sure you take regular breaks throughout your day can be hugely beneficial to your work productivity and your mental wellbeing. Having a five to ten minute break every hour can help reduce stress and improve your focus.

  • Something we all love is sleep but do you get enough of it? Try your best to set regular bed times and wake up times to maximise the opportunity to get seven to nine hours sleep each night will impact your productivity, mood and overall health.

  • Water is key! Staying hydrated is something that a lot of us don't keep on top of but it is a necessity. Staying hydrated improves cognitive function and can prevent fatigue. Try six to eight glasses of water throughout the day and it will help you.

  • In the workplace it is imperative we build strong relationships with our co-workers, this will make work productivity increase and it can help reduce the potential feelings of isolation amongst your peers.

  • A good work-life balance is key to staying healthy in the workplace. Setting boundaries between work and personal life can help prevent burnout in both settings.

  • Finally making a to-do list can help to prioritise tasks and activities you have planned during your working day. Splitting your day up into blocks and times can help you focus on tasks that may need prioritising.

We hope these tips help you to keep healthy at work.

Many organisations see an increase in attendance and higher productivity amongst the team, following support from the Better Health at Work Award.

Our Health Advocates provide organisations with the knowledge on healthy eating, exercise, smoking, drinking, cancer awareness and many more areas.

To sign up for free to the Better Health at Work Awards, and get started with a healthier business, click here!

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