Prevention

Ergonomics

At various locations, we provide higher standing tables where meetings can be held standing up.
When ordering new office furniture, we recommend choosing tables that are height-adjustable. Various suppliers also offer ergonomic office chairs that you can often test free of charge for a short period.

Walking meetings, getting some fresh air after lunch, or occasionally walking to the printer on another floor.

These are all options to ensure that you can stand up more often while working and thus avoid complaints.

Working from home is certainly not new in our sector. It is therefore important to set up a good workplace in our home office.
If you want to know how to set up your home office, click here, or tips for fun ergo exercises click here.

Fire Safety

In order to be prepared for possible events, we are continuously working on a range of prevention training courses. For those interested, we organise fire safety and evacuation.

If you wish to take part in a fire safety training course, please contact preventie@cronos.be.

Vaccinations

On average, 1 in 10 people get the flu every year. And we are not talking about a cold or flu.

Flu vaccination in the period from mid-October to December offers the best protection.

This year we are also organising free flu vaccinations for employees. You can register via the link below.

First Aid

An accident can happen at any time. That is why it is useful to have knowledgeable people on the work floor.

There are first aid kits in every office; you can recognise them by the green sticker with a white cross on it.

We regularly organise new first aid courses. Would you like to take part? Send an email to preventie@cronos.be.

The first aid room is located on the ground floor of building 39, and is also called the care room.

Click here to view the list of first aiders.
Select the file First aid responders 2.1.pdf by ticking it. Then click on Open Doc at the top of the screen.

I was honoured to receive an invitation to participate in this course. I already knew quite a lot of the subject matter and therefore expected to be able to be sure that I was doing everything right. I found the course itself relaxed, short & clear. For me, the training could be shorter and faster thanks to my previous knowledge. What struck me the most is what a difference CPR makes

AED Device

Life-saving action is not something everyone has ready knowledge of. An AED device makes resuscitation accessible to everyone.

This device takes over the reanimation and accompanies you until the emergency services arrive. Take care! It is always important to first notify the emergency services at the well-known number 112.

There are 3 AEDs in our offices in Kontich and Edegem. The map helps you to identify the buildings on Veldkant

In the entrance hall of building 31.
In the entrance hall of building 33a
Prins Boudewijnlaan 41 at Uptime.

Prevention Service

Every employer has a legal obligation to actively contribute to the well-being of employees at work. To ensure this, we have an internal service for protection and prevention at work.

For tasks that the internal service cannot perform itself, we can additionally call on an accredited external service for prevention and protection in the workplace. We work together with Attentia for this purpose.

The internal service’s main task is to provide advice, but it also has other tasks and duties.

For more information or practical documents, click on cronoscentral.be > My Cronos > Cronos documents.

If you have any questions or remarks about well-being and prevention at work, please contact the internal prevention service at preventie@cronos.be.

Allemaal Beestjes

De zomer brengt veel insecten met zich mee… We willen jullie graag tips geven van hoe jullie je best kunnen beschermen tegen een aantal van die kriebelbeestjes.

Eikenprocessierups

Deze plaag steekt elke zomer op, via de wind en bij aanraking kunnen allergische reacties ontstaan. Dit betekent dat er zelfs geen rechtstreeks contact moet zijn geweest: de brandharen kunnen met de wind verspreid en ook ingeademd worden. Meer info over de processierups en wat te doen in geval van een allergische reactie ea: https://www.antigifcentrum.be/natuur/dieren/eikenprocessierupsen

Teken

Dat teken niet zo een lieve beestjes zijn weten we al langer. Niet enkel voor onze trouwe viervoeters of onze vogels maar ook voor onszelf. Beter voorkomen dan genezen! Controleer jezelf na een dagje werken in de tuin of na een uitstapje in het groen op de mogelijke aanwezigheid van die ongenodigde gast. Je kan je er veel ellende mee besparen! Meer info over hoe je een tekenbeet kan herkennen, verwijderen ea op: www.tekenbeten.be

Hittegolf

Hoge temperaturen die blijven hangen zorgen wel eens voor een hittegolf.

Hierbij enkele adviezen om bij warme zomerdagen jouw veiligheid en gezondheid te bewaren.

Drinken – vochtbalans op peil houden!

Het allerbelangrijkste is dat je regelmatig drinkt. Dit kan je best door kleine hoeveelheden (+/- 150 ml) te drinken, bij voorkeur ongesuikerde en niet-koolzuurhoudende dranken, bv. water, koude thee of zelfgemaakte fruitwaters. Alcoholhoudende dranken kan je best vermijden, deze zorgen voor uitdroging.