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Healthy, appetising menus may not be enough to attract staff to the workplace restaurant, claims Nick Hucker, MD of Preoday. He argues that other incentives may be necessary Most employees spend much of their lives working. Assuming a full-time worker ...

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Behind closed doors

Sara Kassam, Head of Sustainability Development at CIBSE, explores the contribution of maintenance and engineering to creating healthy internal environments Too hot, too cold, too stuffy, too bright, too dim…we’ve all experienced spaces that just don’t feel right. The amount ...

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How an active office improves productivity and wellbeing at work

Health Secretary Matt Hancock recently called on UK businesses to make their workplaces healthier and encourage staff to incorporate more physical activity into their daily routine. Speaking at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress in October 2018, ...

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Chartwells achieves sugar reduction target a year ahead of schedule

Specialist provider of catering to the education sector, Chartwells, has already achieved the target to reduce sugar from its menus by 20 per cent as outlined by Public Health England (PHE), a year ahead of its 2020 deadline. The PHE’s ...

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phs and Fellowes launch competition for free air purifiers in nurseries

Urban nurseries are being sought by hygiene experts phs Group in a competition to win air purifiers to help its children breathe cleaner air. phs, in collaboration with air purifier manufacturer Fellowes, is offering the winning three nurseries the opportunity ...

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Is your workplace good for your health?

AJ Products launches a new study into workplace health A 2018 report from the World Health Organisation suggested that just over a quarter of adults worldwide do not do enough physical activity. The comprehensive study, which surveyed 1.9 million people ...

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Employees put wellbeing on hold for the holidays

British employees are de-prioritising health for Christmas, putting off addressing potentially serious health issues from 12 December to 2 January. According to findings from Bupa UK data, employees prioritise almost everything but their health for most of December. Christmas shopping (20%), visiting ...

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Culture of presenteeism could be forcing people into work when ill

The rise of presenteeism is being blamed for the fact that the average number of sickness absence days that UK workers take has almost halved since records began in 1993, according to the latest figures from the Office for National ...

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BSI launches new document to help employers improve health and wellbeing for staff

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has launched a new code of practice for organisations to help tackle a crisis in the mental health and wellbeing of Britain’s workforce. The code of practice, PAS 3002, provides recommendations to establish, promote, maintain ...

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BCO research reveals ‘Wellness Matters’

New research by the British Council for Offices (BCO) has revealed that wellness does matter following a year-long study into Health and Wellbeing in offices. The completion of of study “Wellness Matters: Health and Wellbeing in offices and what to ...

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