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Combating stress in workplace


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.


Win-win equation of good CPD


A business that engages with continuous professional development (CPD) is investing in its future.


Exercise is good for staff health


“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.


Aim for healthy business travel


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.

Health & Safety

Fatigue – the silent killer


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.


Time to help employees stub it out


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.


Understanding differences is the key to our diversity


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.


Lifestyle – You are what you eat


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.

Health & Safety

Iqarus completes 2nd takeover of 2016


Iqarus has added the United Nations (UN) and Nato to its client base after completing its second takeover of 2016, the Aberdeen-based occupational healthcare business said yesterday. Bosses at Iqarus said the acquisition of remote medical support provider Exmed would “propel” the company into some of the world’s most difficult operating environments. Iqarus declined to give a price for the takeover of Exmed, which has supported operations as far afield as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Siberia, but did reveal talks with other takeover targets were at an “advanced stage”.