Mental health in manufacturing – free breakfast seminar

Posted by Kate Boundy on 15 November 2018

Mental Health in Manufacturing FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER 08.30 – 10.30 Potbank, Spode Works, Elenora Street, Stoke on Trent.  ST4 1QE. Join us for breakfast, knowledge share and networking! Dr Philip McIlroy FFOM will share the impact of mental health in the workplace and practical ideas to proactively minimise absence due to mental health issues. Following the presentations there will be an opportunity to network with others working in manufacturing and to question the Hobson Health team. Places are free but limited so please contact James Hobson on 01782 574200 / to reserve your place.  Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. Manufacturing breakfast ...

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Prolonged sitting is not as bad as smoking but it is still harmful

Posted by Kate Boundy on 10 November 2018

The phrase “sitting is the new smoking” has been around for the last few years.  This week a study was published stating that smoking is a much bigger problem than prolonged sitting.  The researchers found that smokers risk the development of medical problems and an early death far more so than those sitting for long periods. However, the study authors have acknowledged that sedentary behaviour increases the risk of a premature death and the development of chronic diseases by up to 20%.  Which is a pretty high statistic considering that it is often avoidable. This week a study published in the Journal, Occupational Medicine found that both employees and employers felt that being active in their leisure time would protect them from sitting for long periods at work… it doesn’t. While...

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Health and wellbeing newsletter – Issue 6 Menopause

Posted by Kate Boundy on 19 October 2018

Read our latest health and wellbeing newsletter which focuses on the menopause. Hobson Health H&W newsletter – issue 6 ...

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DSE posture advice guide

Posted by Kate Boundy on 28 September 2018

Are you sitting comfortably?  Download our free posture guide for office based employees. Hobson Health DSE posture guidance For more information about our DSE assessments call the team on 01782 574200. ...

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Oil and gas medicals – autumn discounts

Posted by Kate Boundy on 21 September 2018

To celebrate the launch of improved oil and gas medical clinic availability  we are offering a special discount for all bookings made and paid for by the end of October 2018. Offshore medical £170+VAT Offshore medical incl. EBS (in water training) £190+VAT **FREE shoulder measurement included in both medicals** To book an appointment call our team on 01782 574200, or email quoting ‘Oct18’ Click here for more information about EBS   ...

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Oil and gas industry medicals – EBS explained

Posted by Kate Boundy on 20 September 2018

If you work for the UK Oil and Gas industry then you’ve probably heard the acronym EBS in the last few months, before you end up incorrectly guessing what those letters might stand for Hobson Health is going to tell you everything you need to know. EBS stands for Emergency Breathing System and if you’re going to be travelling by helicopter to an offshore OGUK installation then they’ll be one attached to your life jacket. It’s a small air cylinder, attached by tubing to a mouth piece and is there to supply you with air should an emergency evacuation of the aircraft be required. Since 26 March 2018 the emergency training that offshore OGUK workers undertake every 4 years has included in-water training (wet CA-EBS training) which involves breathing compressed air from an emergency breathing...

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Mental Health at Work

Posted by Kate Boundy on 15 September 2018

This week Prince William spoke about the impact of witnessing pain first-hand as an air ambulance pilot, admitting that he, “took a lot home without realising it”. His comments came as he launched the Mental Health at Work project. The project couldn’t have come at a better time as it appears that The Duke of Cambridge is not alone, with a survey from the charity Mind finding that half of workers had experienced poor mental health in their current job. The survey of 44,000 workers also found that staff who were supported by their manager felt better able to discuss their mental health in the workplace. The Mental Health at Work project provides: advice, information, resources and training to enable managers to better support their employees. Regardless of an organisation’s size...

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We are recruiting a part time receptionist / administrator

Posted by Kate Boundy on 06 September 2018

We are currently seeking to recruit a part time receptionist/administrator on a job share basis working approx. 22 ½ hours per week for this front of house position. You will be working in a friendly reception environment as part of a small team. The applicant will be an enthusiastic person, able to handle all telephone calls in a professional manner, welcome visitors, process all incoming and outgoing post and to provide general office support/administrative duties as required. As the first point of contact for the company high standards of customer care must be maintained at all times. Previous front of house experience is desirable along with general MS Office computer skills and knowledge. The job holder will be expected to work on a rota basis between the hours of 8:30-20:00 with some...

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Act now to prevent flu absence this winter

Posted by Kate Boundy on 04 September 2018

Act now to give your employees the best protection in preventing the flu this winter through a flu vaccination programme. Hobson Health occupational health physician Dr Yvette Martyn shares information about the impact of flu in the workplace. If you noticed a number of your employees were off sick with the flu last winter, then you weren’t alone. Flu cases rocketed in Winter 2017/2018, with more than 30,000 people visiting their GP as a result of the illness in just one week alone according to the Royal College of GP’s. Having the flu isn’t experiencing a minor case of the sniffles, especially not last winter. With Public Health England declaring that the flu was rending far more people seriously unwell in comparison with statistics from the last 7 years. So just what is the flu and...

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Read our summer health and wellbeing newsletter

Posted by Kate Boundy on 19 August 2018

Take 5 minutes out of your hectic schedule to read our latest newsletter – which focuses on summer health. If you would like any printed copies please contact our commercial team on 01782 574200. Hobson Health H&W newsletter – issue 5 ...

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