Monthly Archives: June 2013

PC Exercises

PC Exercises

For most office workers, being glued to their desks while typing away at their computers for an average of 8 hours a day is already a part of their normal routine. However, sitting at the computer all day may not exactly be good for the body, as it can bring about backaches due to poor posture and eye strain, among other effects.

On the other hand, being in a desk job does not have to be an ordeal for your health. If you’re one of those people who have to be at a desk all day long, there are some simple steps that you can follow in order to improve your posture and keep your health in check.

Eye blink – Make an effort to blink your eyes more often to prevent them from drying out.

Neck roll – Relax your shoulders and lower your chin, count to ten. Rotate your head so that your right ear is touching your right shoulder and count to ten. Do the same on the other side.

Neck shrug – Sit up straight in your chair and shrug your shoulders up towards your ears and relax, repeat and relax.

Upper back stretch – Sit up straight in your chair, place your palms of your hands on your shoulders with your elbows forward to shoulder height. Press your elbows together and count to ten. Repeat and relax.

Arm extension – Sit up straight with your arms out in front. Press your palms together and count to ten. Repeat and relax.

Wrist rotation – Let your arms fall to your sides and slowly rotate your wrists 5 times clockwise and anti clockwise. Repeat and relax.

Hand stretch – Relax your arms by your side and spread your fingers. Count to ten. Slowly pull your fingers into a fist, count to ten. Repeat and relax.

Everyone should try and do these exercises every day.

These exercises can be done anywhere, not just the office. Try them on the bus, in a restaurant or whilst queuing as we do love to queue!

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us – Walker Health & Safety Services

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Myths

It’s really important that we are all ready to challenge stupid decisions made in the name of health and safety.

Not only do the jobs worth’s who make these ridiculous comments waste time and money, and interfere needlessly with harmless activities, they also undermine the efforts to reduce the number of people made ill, injured or killed by their work.

There’s a lot myths about what health and safety requires, and a good deal of confusion.

Top ten myths:

1. Driver refused to allow customer on bus with hot drink because of health and safety
2. Bar refused to let customer carry tray of drinks because they had not been ‘health and safety trained’
3. Charity shop has said that they cannot sell knitting needles for health and safety reasons
4. Public hall removed knives from kitchen on the grounds of health and safety
5. Shop refused to put coffee in customer’s own reusable cup on the grounds of health and safety
6. Airline passenger told boiled sweets were no longer provided on the grounds of health and safety
7. Hotel chain does not provide floor towels due to ‘Health and Safety’
8. Fish & chip shop told customer he could not have ‘batter scraps’ for health and safety reasons
9. School bans yo-yos on health and safety grounds
10 Office workers advised that kettles and microwaves were not allowed due to health and safety requirements

Call Walker health and safety services for no nonsense health and safety advice.

0845 834 0400.

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