The clocks going back is a great excuse to open conversations around wellbeing and mental health. Use this opportunity to talk to your teams about their mental health challenges during the winter months – even if they’ve coped well with the challenges of home working and limited human contact so far, they may notice a marked difference as we approach winter
In the early hours of Sunday 25 October at 2am, the UK will revert to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) by going back one hour, marking the official end of British Summer Time. And a new era of post-pandemic partial lockdown in Greenwich Mean Time begins.
For most this change may seem insignificant but for some , this has a big impact on their productivity and energy levels – upsetting someone’s routine by just an hour can affect their circadian rhythm significantly with the clocks going back .
“Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioural changes that follow a daily cycle. They respond primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment. Sleeping at night and being awake during the day is an example of a light-related circadian rhythm.”
At the start of the pandemic it took some time for people to adjust to a life of home working – but things were very different back then, with opportunities to enjoy warm weather and sunlight streaming through our windows. Whilst parts of the country aren’t in as strict lockdown, the 10pm curfew and continued restrictions to leisure activities such as Football and music concerts means that mood-boosting options are somewhat limited. Without these distractions, changes to light levels, and the natural routine and attitude it sets in motion, could cause harsher mental health challenges. One phone call to check in with your homeworking staff can make all the difference, and is a great excuse to open conversations, there is light at the end of the tunnel but we have a few darker months to get through together.
At Nationwide Lifts & Escalators Ltd. we don’t just see ourselves as the normal run of the mill lift contractor.
Through our dedicated customer care we see ourselves as your partner throughout the entire life span of your lift equipment.
We also offer traditional lift maintenance, repair works and modernisation to all types of passenger & goods lifts and access products nationwide. With our highly skilled in house engineers we can ensure that our traditional lift maintenance helps cut down on call-outs, down time and costs. We also have a first time fix policy for lift repairs where our aim is to ensure we find the cause of the breakdown and repair it first time with no repeat visits.