Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

8 Tips to Reduce Work-Related Stress

Written by Sian Thomas on 21 October 2020 11:00:00 BST

Workplace well-being is quickly becoming a priority for many organisations. The fast-paced nature of the modern workplace is often associated with long working hours, tight deadlines and increasing demands. This can leave workers feeling worried, drained and overwhelmed.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations, Advice for learners

Is your DSE Causing you Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 20 October 2020 09:47:00 BST

Laptops, Computers, tablets, phones – we all use them at work, at home and on the move. They have become almost like another vital organ we can’t live without. But, not managing our health when using this DSE (Display Screen Equipment) can leave us with muscular aches and pain in all areas of our body, having a significant effect on the quality of our life.

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Transforming the Workplace Into Sustainability

Written by Brenig Moore MCIEH CEnvH CMIOSH on 19 October 2020 10:00:00 BST

The principles of sustainability and the nature of work are evolving at a rapid pace. The business community recognises that the world faces a climate emergency and actions need to be stepped up.

So, what skills are required to ensure that a modern-day workforce is competently conscious of how its actions affect environmental impact? And, how do businesses reconcile the additional investment for training?

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Achieving Sustainable Development

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 14 July 2020 14:55:43 BST

In these days of 'Climate Emergency', many businesses are looking to reduce any negative impacts that they may have on the environment. But how does it work in practice?

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations, Environment

RoSPA, always there to support

Written by Brenig Moore MCIEH CEnvH CMIOSH on 22 June 2020 14:09:08 BST

Astutis clearly acknowledges the importance of health and safety by being a RoSPA Member. RoSPA is working diligently with its members to ensure that employees can return home safely to your families at the end of each day.

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Health and Safety Matters - Story 3

Written by Brenig Moore MCIEH CEnvH CMIOSH on 14 May 2020 09:41:22 BST

We are told that sometimes, safety procedures on construction sites can feel like an added burden. In some cases, they feel like a tick box exercise, with thoughts such as ‘it couldn't happen to me, I'm streetwise, and I know this site like the back of my hand. I won't be caught out'. However, all too often, we read stories about incidents that make us sit up and think differently.

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Health and Safety Matters - Story 2

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 04 May 2020 12:37:57 BST

Everyone should go home healthy from work, and we can all do the right thing by protecting the health of our colleagues in the workplace.

We spoke to a number of our learners, asking for their personal stories of how health and safety, its training, and the commitment it instils, helped avoid a near-miss and perhaps helped to save their life and the lives of their colleagues. Here’s what they had to say. 

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Health and Safety Matters - Story 1

Written by Brenig Moore MCIEH CEnvH CMIOSH on 21 April 2020 15:46:54 BST

What’s the best way to prove training is effective? We believe it’s from hearing first-hand from the people who experience it and apply it to their day-to-day lives.

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Tags: Advice for learners

Are you sitting comfortably?

Written by Paul Shergold on 08 April 2020 08:22:11 BST

We are in unprecedented times, I never once thought that I’d be sat at work in my pyjamas!

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Tags: DSE toolkit

5 Easy Ways to Make your Workplace More Sustainable

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 16 March 2020 12:21:58 GMT

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you'll probably have noticed the growing trend towards recycling and environmental awareness. 

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Tags: Environment