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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…


Be Safe in the Sun

How can you be safe in the sun during the summer holidays?

It’s quite easy to be safe when playing outside, with the simplest and most important thing to do being putting on sunscreen. Make sure you put on a hat, or cover your skin.

It’s the easy things like this that save your skin from harmful and painful damage caused by the sun when overexposed.

What damage can the sun cause?

Overexposure to the sun’s rays can cause serious damage to your body, with two common types of cancers. The first is non-melanoma, and the second is melanoma, which is by far the most dangerous and deadly skin cancer.

This simple reason is enough to look after your skin, stay in the shade and be safe in the sun.

Who is affected?

Everyone is affected by damage to the skin from the sun. In fact, last year, 35% of people in the UK were burnt at least once, with 28% of those being burnt more than three times during the year.

So this year, remember to wear sunscreen, wear a t-shirt, stay in the shade and during Sun Awareness Week spread the word on sun safety and the dangers of overexposure!

For more tips on how you can stay safe in the sun, go to


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 from July 24th 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: 

  First Phase Second Phase
Apex II May 3rd - May 16th Oct 31st - Nov 13th
Foodservice James Bridge May 17th - May 30th Nov 14th - Nov 27th
Transport May 31st - Jun 12th Nov 28th - Dec 11th
Talbot Green (warehouse) Jun 13th - Jun 26th Dec 12th - Dec 25th
Talbot Green (offices) Jun 27th - Jul 10th Dec 26th - Jan 8th
Hastings (warehouse) Jul 11th - Jul 24th Jan 9th - Jan 22nd
Axcess 10 Jul 25th - Aug 7th Jan 23rd - Feb 5th
Chilled (warehouse) Aug 8th - Aug 21st Feb 6th - Feb 19th
Chilled (offices) Aug 22nd - Sep 4th Feb 20th - Mar 5th
Foodservice Wakefield Sep 5th - Sep 18th Mar 6th - Mar 19th
Ambient (warehouse) Sep 19th - Oct 2nd Mar 20th - Apr 2nd
Ambient (offices) Oct 3rd - Oct 16th Apr 3rd - Apr 16th
Fine Foods Oct 17th - Oct 30th Apr 17th - Apr 30th



August's Health & Wellbeing Poster

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



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