The introduction of health and safety dates back to 1802 with the Factory Act, the UK’s first law protecting the welfare of people at work. This act prohibited pauper apprentices from night work and working hours were reduced to 12 hours a day.
During the 1800s factory workers were at high risk of severe injury due to the operation of machinery without safeguards and clumsiness linked with long hours and fatigue. Thankfully, we have come a long way since then but health and safety measures are still crucial and the safety and welfare of employees should be top of the agenda.
A stroke is a life-threatening condition that is most common in people aged over 65, but can occur at any time in life, including childhood and infancy. Every year, about 152,000 people in the UK suffer from some kind of stroke and it is the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK.
It’s February which means that retailers will be branded with hearts and shelves will be piled high with chocolates, foil balloons and bouquets. Love is officially in the air.
Valentine’s Day brings matters of the heart to our attention as we show our significant other how much they mean to us. But did you know that it’s National Heart Month too?
For us, this month is not just about showering our loved ones with gifts, we also want to highlight the need for public access defibrillators - not only do they mend broken hearts but they save lives too.