Author: Health Matters Team

It's now the end of January, and some of us may have given up on our New Year's Resolutions already! We tend to think of resolutions as our own personal goals,  such as losing weight or exercising more. This year, why not try something different and ditch the fad diets, unrealistic exercise regimes, and instead, focus on making your workplace a...

HSE have released their Health and Safety at Work Summary Statistics for GB in 2018. January is a great time to take stock of your workplace, so if your New Year’s Resolution at work is to improve your employees’ safety, it might be useful to be aware of some of the common health and safety risks, and ensure your workplace...

The Construction Skills Register (CSR) is making a number of significant changes during 2019. These changes are being introduced to ensure CSR continues to meet the needs of the Northern Ireland construction industry and to enable continued mobility and acceptance of CSR cards throughout the UK, through compliance with the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLCs) One Industry Logo requirements. NVQ Qualification required...

Now that we are back and ready to start another busy year, we have had a look back at the action pack year we had in 2018. Check out some of our highlights below: Record numbers of CSR Delegates CSR Training is one of our most popular construction courses and we are pleased to say we had our busiest year yet! In...

We are thrilled to announce we have been awarded the tender contract to provide Newry, Mourne and Down District Council with a range of health and safety training services. It has been agreed that we will be providing: • First Aid Training, including 3 Day First Aid at Work, 2 Day First Aid at Work Refresher, 1 Day Emergency First Aid...

Halloween is an exciting time of year, especially for children, but don’t spoil one night of fun with a lifetime of injury. Prevention of injuries is key. Stay safe and enjoy Halloween. Put safety first this Halloween to make sure it's a night for treats- not tragedies. Fireworks and sparklers can be dangerous, so make sure they are used safely and in...

14th November 2018 is World Diabetes Day. Did you know that an estimated 630,000 people are living with diabetes and do not know it? Anyone can develop type 2 diabetes but some people are more at risk than others. It is important to assess your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and take steps to lower this risk. It's not always easy to...

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness, improve mental health education and reduce the stigma associated with ill mental health. Statistically, 1 in 4 of us will fight a mental health problem in any given year so it's important to be mindful that any of our friends, family or work colleagues could be suffering from ill mental...

Did you know in Northern Ireland, 36% of all adult deaths are caused by Cardiovascular Disease and 1 in 9 people are living with chest, heart or stroke conditions? 80% of which can be prevented through simple lifestyle changes. Health Matters encourages you this World Heart Day to take steps to help improve both your lifestyle and heart health. This World Heart Day, why not...