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We have an exciting opportunity for a new recruit to join our team as an Operations Coordinator, based in our new Newry premises with occasional travel to Belfast. It is imperative that any individuals applying have demonstrable organisation skills, are ambitious and driven to succeed and are confident and experienced in dealing with multiple stakeholders including clients and colleagues. The ability to work effectively at pace...

Employers need to be aware that asthma is not just caused by dust, house mites or genetic inheritance, but the workplace can cause asthma and make symptoms worse for existing asthmatics. Occupational factors account for about 1 in 6 cases of asthma in adults of working age with almost 90% of those cases being attributed to an allergic response to something...

Management referrals and Pre-placement health assessments just got easier! We are delighted to now be able to offer you a quick and convenient way to start the management referral and pre-placement process, with the introduction of online submission forms . These are quick and straightforward forms that can be completed at any time by management, making it an extremely easy, efficient...

Last week, Health Matters had the pleasure of completing a successful programme of Health Checks for the employees of the Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI). The HSENI governs, promotes and sets the standards for the principles that form the basis of many of the services that Health Matters as an organisation deliver upon. It was therefore a great privilege...

We are thrilled to announce we will be partnering with the Society of Occupational Medicine to host the 'Key Issues in Occupational Health' conference on Friday 17th May. This will be a multidisciplinary day for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and health and safety professionals throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland, who are involved in or have an interest in occupational health. The one...

What is health surveillance? Health surveillance is a programme of systematic and regular health checks that enable early identification of work-related ill health and allows corrective action to be taken when needed. The health checks may be required by law for employees who are exposed to certain elements at work that can harm their health. These can include: Noise Vibration ...

HSE have now released their Health and Safety at Work Summary Statistics for GB in 2018. January is a great time to take stock of your workplace, so if your New Year’s Resolution at work is to improve the health of your employees, it might be useful to learn some of the key statistics and how to ensure your workplace...

  What is the menopause? The menopause is a natural part of ageing for a woman. It is a biological stage that occurs when menstruation stops and signifies the end of a womans’ natural reproductive life. Usually, it is defined as having occurred when a woman has not had a period for twelve consecutive months. The average age for menopause is 51 in the...

This week is Road Safety Week and is an ideal opportunity to consider the risks posed to employees who drive for work and a chance to ensure they are all fit and well enough to drive! Health & Safety Laws for Drivers Health and Safety laws apply to employees who are required to drive for work in the same way if they...

The team are looking forward to next month where will be exhibiting at 4 conferences. Legal-Island Annual Review of Employment Law Conferences, Thursday 8th November & Tuesday 20th November The key topics covered in the conference this year is: Brexit, Gender Pay Gap, Autism in the Workplace, GDPR 6 Months in and many more relevant issues. Having attended this conference in 2017,...