Health Matters News

At Health Matters, we believe in employing trainers that are passionate, enthusiastic and have a wealth of in-depth knowledge and experience in their field. Moya, our Principle Healthcare Advisor epitomizes just that. Celebrating 40 years in Nursing this year, Moya has certainly gained a comprehensive breadth of experience. Commencing nursing in 1979, Moya worked in the Belfast City Hospital Operating Department,...

We are busier than ever here in Health Matters and as such we have a number of great new positions available in both our Belfast and Newry offices, including: Business Development Manager Business Development Executive Independent Healthcare Trainer/Contractor Independent CSR Trainer Workplace Health & Wellbeing - Casual Delivery Staff To read full job description for any of the above positions, click...

What is manual handling? Manual handling is classed as any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more people. The term is used to cover a wide variety of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying. These types of tasks are carried out regularly in the workplace and if not done correctly can cause injury which will impact...

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19.  Latest annual figures show that 30 people were killed on construction sites between April 2018 and March 2019, down from 38 the previous year. Falls from height continue to be the biggest overall cause of death in the workplace, with 40 people killed during...

Congratulations to Recon Waste Management who recently won the ‘Workplace Wellbeing’ Award at the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards 2019. This award recognises Recon and their efforts in promoting and encouraging a healthy work-life balance, and health and wellbeing practices that get results. We are proud to have assisted Recon over the past year in implementing and promoting their health...

We are thrilled to announce we are now an approved centre of NVQs NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) provide the perfect platform for candidates who already have skills and knowledge in a particular area and wish to obtain a qualification as recognition. NVQs set out a framework of standards that a candidate must be able to meet to be deemed successful. These standards...

We are delighted to announce the re-launch of our Health Matters at Work Initiative. This expert-led initiative was developed to: Mentor and support businesses through a structured 4 stage process Assist organisations to strategically address workplace health & wellbeing Provide a statistical measurement to allow organisations to benchmark their workplace health & wellbeing data against national averages. Assist the development...

At Health Matters, we believe in practicing what we preach, and our Lead Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Catherine does just that. She lives and breathes health and wellbeing and is truly passionate about promoting it in the workplace to make every individual be the best version of themselves, physically and mentally through their diet, mindset and lifestyle choices. We did a quick...

Last week, Health Matters had the pleasure of completing a successful programme of Health Checks for the employees of the Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI). The HSENI governs, promotes and sets the standards for the principles that form the basis of many of the services that Health Matters as an organisation deliver upon. It was therefore a great...

At Health Matters we believe in being trained by the best – Paul Donaghy is just that! With an amazing career in the construction industry since the age of 16, and then serving with the Northern Ireland Fire Service, not only as a Fireman but also a Trainer too, Paul’s wealth of experience is to be reckoned with. Having joined the...