Wicklow tradesmen to get free health check to make sure their foundations are in place
Chadwicks in Bray is to offer a free health check-up to tradesmen in the area with screenings scheduled for January 31.
According to research carried out by the builders provider, nearly half of tradesmen (42%) do not go for a yearly health check-up and 38% regularly suffer aches and pains due to the physical demands of their job.
The survey of 343 tradesmen reveals back pain is the most common complaint for those in the industry with 83% experiencing this issue due to their job, while 43% complain of sore knees, a third (34%) experience shoulder pain, a quarter (26%) have neck pain and 39% say they do not exercise regularly and 15% skip breakfast.
In response to the research findings, Chadwicks Group announced the launch of the new nationwide health check for tradespeople across 12 of its locations including Bray.
The National Tradesperson Check or NTC for short will offer Chadwicks customers a free health check in branch in partnership with HealthWatch.
The health screening takes just 15 minutes and will cover; height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, and finger-prick test gauging total cholesterol and glucose levels.
Pictured: Peter Finn (RTÉ’s Home Rescue builder and Chadwicks customer) with his team Damien Hartnett and Glenn Killian along with Marcin Miller taking the boys through their paces at the launch of the Chadwicks National Tradesperson Check. Robbie Reynolds