Obesity And HGV Drivers
By Chris Jarratt of Bariquins (Apr 2016)
Last week, research published in The Lancet medical journal stated that by 2025, a fifth of all adults around the world and a third of those in the UK will be obese. Obesity is classed as having a body mass index over 30. The effect that this amount of obesity will have on such organisations like the NHS, councils, care homes and many others will be immeasurable. Although, that’s 9 years away, it will be a daily incremental increase up to that point.
With the report registering alarm at the fact that, globally, a fifth of ad…
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By Chris Jarratt of Bariquins (Mar 2016)
I was interested in a recent article that I had discovered and then tweeted on the @bariquins account. It concerned a study which concluded that obese drivers were more likely to die in road traffic collisions. Stats were gathered from fatal collisions between 1999 and 2012 in the US. Although records were available for over 750,000 fatal crashes, of which obesity information was held for over half a million fatals, the study concentrated on obese drivers of …
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Barry is the idea of Chris Jarratt, the Managing Director of Bariquins.
In January 2012, Chris was in a situation where he thought that he would have to give First Aid to a man who weighed about 28 stones. The man was having obvious difficulties with his breathing. This incident was unfolding in a building that had a canal running to the its rear and one side of it; a large, near-empty car park to the front and a derelict factory to the other side. As well as the man having breathing difficulties and Chris, there were on…
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In June 2015, Bariquins entered the 2015 Spark Stockport Business Ideas Competition.
The competition is organised to celebrate the best of the entrepreneurial talent in Stockport and throughout its surrounding areas. It is one of the biggest business idea competitions in the North West of England.
Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and run by Stockport Business and Innovation Centre (SBIC), Stockport Council and Oxford Innovation, the competition is sponsored by local businesses, the local branch of a national bank and by…
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