Tag Archives: Chippenham Pit Stop

Truckstop warns drivers of risk of suffering a stroke

Truck drivers stopping at the Chippenham Pit Stop are being warned of the risk of suffering a stroke, and given tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle to reduce that risk. A poster and leaflet campaign is ongoing throughout May at the Chippenham Pit Stop just off Junction 17 of the M5 in Wiltshire, to coincide with National Stroke …

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Truck drivers advised to share emotional problems rather than bottling them up

Truck drivers experiencing personal problems are being advised to talk about their feelings to a friend, loved one or health professional rather than brooding on them while behind the wheel. Customers at the Chippenham Pit Stop, just off junction 17 of the M4 in Wiltshire, can pick up information leaflets on mental health that explain more about what people can …

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Big Lorry Blog: How going to the toilet could save your life

Using eye-level adverts in toilets to grab truck drivers’ attention has long been a tactic used by marketing people to try and sell you something, but now the Chippenham Pit Stop is using them for a different reason – to try and save lives. At the Pit Stop, which is just off junction of the M4 in Wiltshire, the space …

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Truck drivers urged to check their blood pressure

Truck drivers will be asked about their blood pressure at Chippenham Pit Stop in Wiltshire from 18-24 September to coincide with National Blood Pressure Awareness Week. The slogan of the week is ‘know your numbers’ – and urges people to find out what their blood pressure is and take action to maintain it at a healthy level. Drivers overnighting at …

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Truck drivers warned of skin cancer risk

Truck drivers may be at risk of developing skin cancer from the sun shining in through the side of their cabs, it has been revealed. Most drivers were probably totally unaware that the glass in side windows did not protect them against potentially harmful UVA rays, said Chippenham Pit Stop health campaigns coordinator Lisa Hatherell. “That risk is probably small …

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Truck drivers help raise money to install defibrillator at truck stop

A life-saving defibrillator has been installed at The Chippenham Pit Stop, thanks to donations from truck drivers which were matched by management. Chippenham Pit Stop health campaigns coordinator, Lisa Hatherell, said the introduction of the unit, which cost about £1,500, at the stop just off junction 17 of the M4 in Wiltshire, was just the latest move in the company’s …

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Truck drivers receive stroke information at Chippenham Pit Stop

Truck drivers calling at the Chippenham Pit Stop just off junction 17 of the M4 in Wiltshire during this will ‘see purple’ as part of a month of activities to raise awareness of strokes. The Stroke Association has chosen purple as part of its wider awareness raising month. At the Pit Stop, staff wearing a splash of purple are giving …

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