Iqarus, a leading provider of intelligent and integrated healthcare for demanding and complex environments, has strengthened its clinical leadership with the appointment of two new clinical directors.
It’s no secret working in the offshore oil and gas industry comes with health risks, both physical and mental.
Combining a mixture of clinical and safety responsibilities can, in the right circumstances, be extremely effective and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the offshore oil and gas sector.
Employees are a company’s most valuable asset so it makes sense to look after them.
Expertise in the North Sea oil and gas industry is abundant and it’s easy to see why. As a complex sector that has evolved and fine-tuned itself over the last 50 years, it continues to meet the bulk (almost 60%) of UK oil and gas demand and support – that’s more than 280,000 jobs in the supply chain.
Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.
Absenteeism can be a big problem. Average employee absence is 6.6 days per year and the annual cost to British businesses is around £554 per employee, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Any business relies on its assets. Whether these are people, machinery, or even data, it is vital for the sustainable growth of any company that these are nurtured, protected and cared for.
For the industry at large, sourcing medics, like many specialist roles, is increasingly a major challenge.
The UK’s oil and gas industry has clearly been through some challenging times.
Around 3.7 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes, a figure that has more than doubled in the last 20 years. That’s not accounting for the additional estimate of almost one million people believed to be unknowingly living with the condition because they have not yet been diagnosed.
The last flu season to grip the UK was the worst in seven years. With its grim effects so fresh in the public consciousness and the 2018-19 flu season fast approaching, now is the time for businesses to recognise the potential commercial consequences to being ill-prepared.
As human beings, we are all individuals and we all have pressures put upon us; we all have our own mechanisms for coping with those pressures but when those mechanisms are exceeded, we are stressed. There is no such thing as good stress.
A business that engages with continuous professional development (CPD) is investing in its future.
“If there is any deficiency in food or exercise, the body will fall sick.” That’s according to Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine. He made the claim 2,000 years ago, neatly demonstrating the idea that physical activity is good for you is nothing new.
Global mobility is a vital part of business in today’s world. In 2006 the number of UK employees making overseas business trips reached 7.1 million a year.
Fatigue is more than just tiredness. In the workplace it is a potential hazard – one that employers should proactively strive to manage. The first step to tackling this growing issue is understanding exactly what it is.
It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you. The evidence has been around for decades, as has the list of life altering/ending diseases associated with it: throat cancer, mouth cancer, bladder cancer, lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and heart disease, to name just a few.
Women make up close to 40% of the world’s workforce. In the global oil and gas industry, that figure is a more modest 22%, however, with more than 2.1million people being employed by the world’s 10 largest oil and gas companies alone, the number of women involved is certainly significant.
The saying “You are what you eat” has been around for many years and remains one of the most accurate descriptions of how we should conduct our eating habits.
Iqarus, an Aberdeen firm specialising in healthcare services for the energy sector, has teamed up with global medical and travel security risk services company International SOS in a new joint venture.
The Energy Institute (EI) Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch will focus on the issue of managing substance abuse offshore at its forthcoming meeting on 7 February in Aberdeen.
An Aberdeen-headquartered business will provide lifesaving training for journalists and production crews going into war zones.
Energy sector healthcare provider Iqarus has opened a new training centre in Aberdeen for offshore medics and emergency response teams.
Energy sector healthcare provider Iqarus has revealed a role change for its co-founder, Jeff Soal.