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


Free Flu Jabs

Following the successful programme of free flu jabs last year for staff at Willenhall, James Bridge, Apex II and Talbot Green, the company will be running a similar programme again this year.

Flu jab clinics are being held in October and November on the following dates: 

James Bridge: November 1st (12pm - 5pm)

Willenhall: November 8th (9am - 5pm)

Talbot Green: November 9th (9am - 5pm)

For further information, please click on the documents listed below: 

Flu Vaccination Record and Consent Form

Flu Vaccine Information

Patient List

Flu Jabs Poster for Willenhall

Flu Jabs Poster for Talbot Green

Flu Jabs Poster for James Bridge

If you or your colleagues are interested in a free flu jab, please email the Patient List and Consent Form to Health & Safety Manager David Webster at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) no later than:

  • Monday 30th October for patients planning to attend the Foodservice Darlaston clinic
  • Monday 6th November for patients planning to attend the Logistics Willenhall or Talbot Green clinics



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. Three quarters of suicides are carried out by men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.

What can you do during Movember?

  • Grow your Mo - for 30 days, champion the Mo & 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

Find out more at


Stay Safe on Guy Fawkes Night

Bonfire Safety

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

  • Organise it properly
  • It should be at least 18 metres (60 feet) away from houses, trees, hedges, fences or 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


Firework 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
  • One person - clearly identified - should be responsible for fireworks

Find out more at



November's Health & Wellbeing Poster

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




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