Mental Health in the Construction Industry

Mental Health in the Construction Industry

Posted by Lauren Moore on

"Male site workers are 3x more likely to commit suicide than the average male in the UK."     In simple terms, poor mental health is when our mental health is not where we want it to be. It has an impact on how we think, feel and manage to deal with our day to day tasks. We are all used to having our down days, but having continuous poor mental health could be a sign of a mental illness - which should never be taken lightly. The main cause of poor mental health in the construction industry is put down to...

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4 Essential pieces of PPE for Tilers

4 Essential pieces of PPE for Tilers

Posted by Lauren Moore on

  "When I was younger, I didn't think I needed PPE. I was so wrong."   We all know the physical demand that’s placed upon a tradesperson’s body. If we work without the correct PPE we open ourselves up to acute injuries and long term health effects. If PPE is ignored, it could result in a very early retirement and multiple trips to the doctors. 1. Gloves  When tiling, our hands are exposed to many things. As you handle tiles, cutters and blades it is easy to injure yourself. Cut resistant gloves are an option for reducing the risk of injury, however we know...

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Top 6 pranks to pull on your Apprentice 😂👷👷‍♀️

Top 6 pranks to pull on your Apprentice 😂👷👷‍♀️

Posted by Lauren Moore on

This week we wrote a blog for you pranksters out there. We know how much fun it can be to taunt and tease the new recruits. 🐦 The Wild Goose Chase   This is a common one but still very funny nonetheless. A few of my favourites are asking the apprentice to go to the store room and look for a replacement bubble for the spirit level, look for a glass hammer, striped paint or a bucket of steam. You can also ask your apprentice to go and pick up a long wait (weight) – this one is a favourite amongst...

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Floorlayers Review of Recoil Knee Pads

Floorlayers Review of Recoil Knee Pads

Posted by Paul Rafferty on
David Russell is a Floor Instructor who has been Floor Laying for 23 years. After countless pairs of knee pads and a few knee operations later, he decided to purchase a pair of our knee pads. Read his review here.
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3 ways to Reduce knee pain after a long shift

3 ways to Reduce knee pain after a long shift

Posted by Lauren Moore on

 “When you’re young, you don’t think about the future in terms of wear and tear on the body” This is something we read and hear far too often at Recoil. Our number one goal is to prevent this wear and tear of your knees. When you work long shifts you must protect your knees and take it seriously. This blog will outline some exercises you can do to strengthen you knees and other things that can alleviate the pain.   The most common knee complaints from the trades industry include Osteoarthritis and housemaids knee (medically known as prepatellar bursitis). 1....

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