Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Sian Thomas

Sian is the Human Resources Manager at Astutis and has over 19 years experience in the health and safety training environment. She is responsible for all the HR needs of the Astutis team and has implemented a number of new initiatives to improve workplace wellbeing.

Recent Posts

Top Tips for Managing and Reducing Stress

Written by Sian Thomas on 28 October 2019 11:28:37 GMT

As part of our initiative for International Stress Awareness Week 2019, which runs from 4-8 November, Astutis are hosting a special guest blog from the International Stress Management Association:

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Prioritise the Wellbeing of your Workforce

Written by Sian Thomas on 02 April 2019 11:45:51 BST

The role of health and safety has traditionally been more involved in safety within the organisation rather than health. Safety outcomes are often more immediate and therefore perhaps easier to recognise and manage, whereas health outcomes are often delayed and the effects are not seen or felt for a longer period of time. This influences how we prioritise our actions and safety is more often than not, at the top of the list.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Tackling Stress in the Workplace

Written by Sian Thomas on 07 November 2018 10:00:00 GMT

The results of the CIPD Health and Wellbeing Survey 2018 has shown that the UK is facing a mental health challenge with increasing levels of work-related stress and mental ill health absence. Many employers are now recognising the importance of looking after their staff and the need to take a strategic and integrated approach to health and wellbeing or risk an unhealthy, unproductive workforce.

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How Does Stress Affect Workplace Productivity?

Written by Sian Thomas on 24 October 2018 10:27:39 BST

Stress and anxiety are two of the biggest threats to workplace productivity. When crippled by this double-act, few can function to their full potential leading to a drop in productivity, often affecting the company as a whole. Alarmingly, one-quarter of people feel that their job is the most stressful part of their life, demonstrating just how big the problem is!

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How Can I Take On More Responsibility At Work?

Written by Sian Thomas on 02 October 2018 09:19:31 BST

Career development usually goes hand-in-hand with increased responsibility. Climbing the career development ladder means often facing bigger demands at each stage. This hypothetical ascent is true of driven bankers, retailers, marketeers and labourers. In fact, it is a maxim that underpins almost all workplaces.

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Tags: NEBOSH courses, NEBOSH General Certificate

8 Tips to Reduce Work-Related Stress

Written by Sian Thomas on 10 October 2017 11:00:33 BST

Making Workplace well-being is a priority for companies in the current climate. It's important for all businesses to openly talk about mental health issues and what needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations, Advice for learners

Wellbeing: the Astutis Guide to Health and Wellbeing this Christmas

Written by Sian Thomas on 08 December 2016 12:26:30 GMT

As we’ve been putting the ‘health’ back into health and safety in the Astutis offices in recent months, we thought we’d take a look at wellbeing in the run up to Christmas 2016 and offer a few tips to make 'light-work' of this festive season…

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Stress in the Workplace - how are you managing?

Written by Sian Thomas on 11 November 2014 11:06:44 GMT
Stress is a difficult issue for employers to manage - in part due to the fact that different people exhibit signs of stress in different ways.
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Tags: Advice for learners