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Health & Wellbeing


Every month A.F. Blakemore takes a look at a new set of health & wellbeing tips or related initiatives...

Movember 2018

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.

The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer term health than women and die on average six years earlier.

Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50 years. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own lives every year. That’s one every minute.

What can you do during Movember?

  • Grow your Mo - for 30 days, champion the Mo and raise funds for men’s health.
  • Take the Mo challenge - challenge yourself to get physically active and raise funds for men’s health.
  • Host an event - get together with a Movember event. Make a night of it.

Please visit for more information. 


Stay Safe on Guy Fawkes Night
November 5th

Bonfire Safety

If you must have a bonfire, ensure you follow these points:

  • Organise it properly
  • Keep it at least 18 metres (60 feet) away from houses, trees, hedges, fences and sheds
  • Before lighting, check for animals and children
  • Use domestic firelighters
  • Never use petrol, paraffin or other flammable liquids
  • Never put used fireworks, aerosols, foam-filled furniture, batteries, tins of paint or tyres on a bonfire

Fireworks Safety

Before your firework display:

  • Check the fireworks you buy are suitable for the size of the garden and conform to British Standards (BS 7114; 1988)
  • Ensure your display area is free from hazards
  • Do not tamper with fireworks
  • Read the instructions in daylight
  • Warn neighbours, especially the elderly and those with animals, about your display
  • Clearly identify one person to be responsible for the fireworks


Occupational Health Services Pilot Scheme

As part of A.F. Blakemore’s Health & Wellbeing programme, the company is running an occupational health services pilot scheme at Willenhall.

A.F. Blakemore has partnered with occupational health provider Sugarman Occupational Health Services, which offers rehabilitation and health & wellbeing programmes.

Every Tuesday an occupational health nurse will be on site at the mezzanine floor in the Chilled depot at Willenhall, from 9am to 5pm, to offer health advice.

Appointment is by referral only, via the HR department. Please contact Debbie Leeds or Lorna Harris for further information.

You can also access a document portal for wellbeing resources and advice:


Free Seven-day Gym Pass for West Midlands AFB Colleagues 

WVActive is offering a free Platinum membership seven-day pass for A.F. Blakemore colleagues that can be used in their leisure facilities in and around the Wolverhampton area.

To get your pass set up, simply email  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the following information:

  • Title
  • Full name
  • Address
  • Postcode
  • DOB
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Your preferred pass start date
  • Your preferred gym (Aldersley, Bilston or Central)

If you plan to use the gym you will need an induction. This can be booked by calling 01902 554408. An induction is not required to take part in classes or to use our pools, steam room or sauna.


Lifestyle Checkpoint Machine Depot Schedule 

A.F. Blakemore's lifestyle checkpoint machine will be visiting the following depots on these dates: 

Apex II Oct 31st - Nov 13th
Foodservice James Bridge Nov 14th - Nov 27th
Transport Nov 28th - Dec 11th
Talbot Green (warehouse) Dec 12th - Dec 25th
Talbot Green (offices) Dec 26th - Jan 8th
Hastings (warehouse) Jan 9th - Jan 22nd
Axcess 10 Jan 23rd - Feb 5th
Chilled (warehouse) Feb 6th - Feb 19th
Chilled (offices) Feb 20th - Mar 5th
Foodservice Wakefield Mar 6th - Mar 19th
Ambient (warehouse) Mar 20th - Apr 2nd
Ambient (offices) Apr 3rd - Apr 16th
Fine Foods Apr 17th - Apr 30th



November's Health & Wellbeing Poster

Click here to download November's health & wellbeing poster for your staff notice board. 


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