Meeting time: 13.30hrs – 15.45hrs unless otherwise stated; free for SCOHSG company representatives and for IOSH members unless otherwise stated. Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement.
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A practical approach to reducing workplace stress and improving mental wellbeing and young people working together to promote safety
February 18, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Lucy Atkinson, Business Support Manager, Crams, Scarborough
Work-related stress is a serious issue; it is often considered a ‘silent’ illness. Employers and managers may not realise that their employees are struggling. However, the effects to them personally, or on business productivity have the potential to be just as damaging as more tangible workplace hazards. This is a topic that Lucy is passionate about. She is looking forward to sharing practical ways of managing workplace stress with our members.
HSE statistics released for 2018 showed that 57% of all working days lost to illness were attributed to work-related stress. In the last 12 month over 600,000 workers reported that they were suffering from stress, depression and anxiety, worsened by work.s,
Young people working together to promote safety
Speakers: The Parklands Safety Group – Becca, Jack, Miles, Pierrot, and Talya (all aged 14 years), Parklands Academy School, Chorley
When representatives from our committee attended a Safety Groups UK award ceremony in London, they heard an inspirational safety presentation by a team of 14 year olds from Parklands Academy School, Chorley. They were called the Parklands Safety Group. We were so impressed by their short presentation that we have invited them to our May meeting to repeat their enthusiastic presentation. It includes two short video clips (3 mins each) that they have created, with help from Richard Taffs, Operations & HSQE Manager, AMRC, Sheffield University (based at Preston) – one was on stress, the other featured careless driving; both were short and to the point. A breath of fresh air!
Members are encouraged to take part in an interactive discussion with speakers during the meeting and to network with other members over tea or coffee and biscuits after the meeting.
There will be a committee meeting after the main meeting.