Author Archives: Brett

Breathe Easy Week, 12-16 June 2017 – How to Improve indoor air quality

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

A Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Office Pt. 1

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