Return to School: Guidance for Schools. Advice for Parents and Children

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) created the above helpful infographic ‘Returning to school after lockdown’ for parents and children to help to reduce the spread of the virus. The ‘Return to School: Covid-19 Guidance for Schools’ was designed and published by the CIEHF for school leaders this week. The purpose of … Continued

How to beat the loss of smell from COVID-19

One symptom that has been experienced by a number of patients with COVID-19 is the loss or reduction in sense of smell. A recent study showed that 54.7 per cent of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 suffered from hyposmia (reduced sense of smell) and 36.6 per cent from anosmia (total loss of smell). Fortunately, … Continued

Leading consultant says endometriosis support in the workplace is vital

One of the country’s leading endometriosis specialists has said that communication is key when it comes to employers supporting members of staff who have been diagnosed with the condition.  Colin Davis, fertility and gynaecology consultant at The Evewell in London, believes it’s vital that people with endometriosis, who may need time off due to the … Continued

Personnel Today article

‘Zoom fatigue’ is a thing, study shows. Recent research by London South Bank University found that intensive remote communications can have a negative impact on employee well-being. The article by Personnel Today explains the main findings of the research and what employers can do to avoid employee fatigue. Read more… Useful resources: A visual guide … Continued

How to spread some festive cheer to your employees this Christmas

The festive season may be fast approaching, but we all know that Christmas is likely to be somewhat different this year than we are used to. Even if lockdown rules are relaxed before the big day, there will still be restrictions upon us.  So what does it mean for businesses? Gone are the extravagant office … Continued

Back problems are becoming a bigger pain for home workers

The sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks has led to the government announcing tougher restrictions for many parts of the UK, including returning to the advice of encouraging people to work from home when they can. This is all well and good in principle, but what if you don’t have a home office … Continued

Workplace health and well-being. Are you doing enough?

Workplace well-being is a topic that is widely discussed, particularly under the current circumstances we find ourselves in, but what does well-being actually mean? It is described in the dictionary as being ‘the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy’, which can mean physically, mentally and emotionally.  For many of us, the workplace is where … Continued

How plants and light can increase workplace mood and productivity

You may not realise it, but the environment you work in can have a huge impact on many elements of your working day, whether you’re office-based or working from home. Stress levels, productivity and general health and well-being can all be affected if your workspace is dull and gloomy. Many office spaces today are open … Continued

HSE releases new guidance for supporting home workers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued new guidance in relation to an employer’s responsibilities to those working from home. For home-based employees using display screen equipment (DSE) on a long-term basis, employers will have the responsibility carry out workstation assessments to ensure the health, safety and well-being of their workforce – just as … Continued

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