This week is the British Lung Foundation’s annual Breathe Easy week, designed to raise awareness of lung conditions and raise money for research into lung disease.
Did you know: Poor air quality contributes to up to 40,000 early deaths a year across the UK.
Outdoor air quality is monitored and measured nationally by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is described on a scale of 1-10 where 1 corresponds to ‘Low’ pollution and 10 corresponds to ‘Very High’ pollution using the Daily Air Quality Index (DAQI). Continue reading
The second part in our series of posts on how to improve the health and well-being of office staff, we look at some more ways to reduce staff sickness and improve office well being – some ideas may seem obvious but are critically important, others are perhaps more novel. Continue reading
Maintaining a healthy and happy office is good for business. Healthy staff leads to lower absenteeism, improved productivity, increased morale and better staff retention; all of which will have a positive impact on your balance sheet.
Short-term sickness is the most common cause of absence. In this, the first in a series of blog posts on how to maintain a healthy office, we reveals some shocking facts about the spread of infection in the workplace and outline practical steps that businesses can take to improve workplace well-being. Continue reading