Contrary to popular opinion, Easter isn’t about how much chocolate can be consumed and time off work; it’s about so much more than that. At Hundred Acre, we look at the bigger picture and focus on the importance of spending time with your loved ones to celebrate life.
Whether you’re religious or not, you’ll no doubt understand why the Easter period exists. Although commercialised over time, the message Easter brings is to celebrate life, which is what we strive for every day in our health and safety practices.
“Over recent weeks I have supported a couple of people following some significant incidents.” Explains Bridget, Hundred Acre’s founder and director. “Some resulted in injuries and others just stopped work for a time. These incidents always hit hard and make me reflect on what I do and why. Now more then ever, the clients I work with focus on their staff when thinking about managing health and safety. While there are many positive reasons for applying safe procedures to all that you do, none are more important than looking after people and making sure everyone gets home at the end of the day.”
As with all holidays, there’s bound to be plenty of traffic on the roads throughout the Easter period. Unfortunately, lots of traffic often means an increase of accidents on our roads, so make sure you plan your route carefully and leave plenty of time to get to your destination.
Whether you spend time with loved ones or take some much-needed time off to recharge your batteries alone, it’s important to focus on you this Easter. Try to remove as much stress from your life as you can during the break to give yourself time to relax and your mind time to unwind. Being mentally healthy is vital to help you live life to the full.
We encourage all employers and employees alike to consider the correlation between health and safety and the Easter message as they finish work this Maundy Thursday. Have fun on Easter egg hunts with the kids, enjoy your hot cross buns, but above everything else, remember the most important thing is that everyone gets home healthy and safe.
Let’s all celebrate life this Easter, and every day.