Blog posts from Guildford Ergonomics

Laptop stands – Our shortlist

With a lot of people suddenly working from home, the laptop stand has never been a more useful and important piece of kit to help us work comfortably. There are a vast number of different laptop stands out there in the marketplace. You could spend your life scrolling through options on Amazon! Most of [...]

By |2020-04-01T08:06:28+00:00April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Laptop stands – Our shortlist

Our Continuing Consultancy Services During Lockdown

Like many freelancers, the Ergonomics consultants of the world are in many cases are finding that work has changed. A lot of the work we do (or did, and will do again in due course!) involves face-to-face visits and meetings, spending time on site observing people and discussing their work. Often we meet tens [...]

By |2020-03-24T09:59:48+00:00March 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Continuing Consultancy Services During Lockdown

Advice on homeworking – practice and policy

Suddenly a lot of people are working at home! Understandably companies are looking to reduce spread of Coronavirus by asking staff to work from home, or giving them the option to. There has been a lot of guidance put out from a range of sources advising on how to work comfortably. Our own short [...]

By |2020-03-23T13:57:10+00:00March 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Advice on homeworking – practice and policy

Helping you stand and work more comfortably

The wonderful world of wobbling Sit-stand desks are a great way of maintaining energy levels, concentration and comfort – providing they are used sensibly! Standing to work is not a great cure-all though – as anyone will tell you who’s had no option but to stand all day! The main benefit comes from regularly [...]

By |2019-04-14T17:26:23+00:00April 14th, 2019|Back pain, DSE, Occupational Health, sit-stand working, standing desks, Uncategorized, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Helping you stand and work more comfortably

Sustainable ergonomics

A path from ergonomics' usual areas - into links to sustainability Performance and wellbeing are cornerstones of a forward-looking modern workplace. To optimise these, a focus on workplace ergonomics is essential. From software usability, through to reducing strain in manual handling tasks, ergonomic principles help people achieve the best they can as safely as [...]

By |2019-04-03T10:54:21+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Agile working, Display Screen Equipment, DSE, Ergonomics, Remote working, Repetitive Strain, Training, Upper Limb Disorders, Wellbeing, Wellness|Comments Off on Sustainable ergonomics

Ergonomics Research Review

Ergonomics research is constantly finding new and useful information, but often this doesn't filter through to those of us who practice applied ergonomics and health and safety. With the volumes of research and the amount of guidance already out there, there is a risk that these important findings and messages are not adopted into [...]

Open course – 1-day Introduction to Ergonomics and Human Factors

27 November 2018 - Guildford We will be delivering our CIEHF-accredited '1-day Introduction to Ergonomics and Human Factors' course on 27 November in Guildford. This session is open for any individual to attend (either sponsored by your employer or self-funded). An open course is a great opportunity to network and meet new people who [...]

By |2018-11-01T11:46:36+00:00October 10th, 2018|CPD, DSE, Ergonomics, Human Error, Human Factors, Human Reliability, Musculoskeletal risk assessment, Services, Training|Comments Off on Open course – 1-day Introduction to Ergonomics and Human Factors

Mind the gap

Plonking ourselves down We are plonkers – most of us. We plonk ourselves down in chairs and don’t think too much about whether we need to make adjustments or whether the chair suits our body dimensions. One aspect of chair use that in my experience people are often less familiar with, and possibly don’t [...]

Reducing back injuries from manual handling

There is potential in ergonomics – and probably any scientific discipline – that so much research is done, and so many articles are published, that key ones can get lost in the noise. A paper I recently ‘rediscovered’ from Ergonomics in 2009 is a good example. An article By S M McGill, 'Evolving Ergonomics?' [...]

By |2018-11-22T10:59:17+00:00September 19th, 2018|Back pain, Consultant, Ergonomics, Health & Safety, Manual Handling, Musculoskeletal risk assessment, Occupational Health, Safe working procedures, Services, Training|Comments Off on Reducing back injuries from manual handling

Ergonomics guidance for use of mobile devices

Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors launches Mobile Working Guidance Musculoskeletal risks associated with mobile devices. As much as it seems like a hot topic when it’s brought up, interesting views or research pop up, statistics are flagged up, but we – as a discipline or collective of professionals – seem to move [...]

By |2018-11-22T11:00:13+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Agile working, Display Screen Equipment, DSE, Ergonomics, Mobile working, Remote working, Repetitive Strain, Risk assessment|Comments Off on Ergonomics guidance for use of mobile devices

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