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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 [...]

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?' [...]

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Online DSE Assessments

Online DSE assessments and user training A properly set-up desk or workstation is a vital part of maintaining wellbeing at work. Good quality DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessments are an essential tool for achieving this. We provide a service that's something a bit different. An online DSE computer workstation assessment with no sign up, [...]

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About

Connect with Ed on Social Media Guildford Ergonomics is run by Ed Milnes. Ed is an experienced and Chartered Ergonomics and Human Factors specialist who enjoys building close working relationships with clients and employees, introducing them to ergonomics ideas and solutions that are innovative, interesting and effective. Ed, as Guildford [...]

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Manual Handling

Manual Handling Manual handling injury is still a major cause of lost time and productivity for industry. Back pain and injury accounts for around 31% of working days lost per year (2,857,000 days). This represents 12.4% of all working days lost due to work-related ill health in the UK.   Our services include detailed risk [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:25:36+00:00May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Repetitive upper limb work

Upper Limb Disorders / Repetitive strain Do you have employees reporting pain and discomfort in their arms, neck, shoulders? Are there signs of employees adjusting their work arrangements to reduce strain? Maybe some employees are wearing splints and support bandages on their arms or wrists? If the answer is yes to any of [...]

By |2018-11-01T12:04:33+00:00May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments

DSE Assessments and office ergonomics Computer workstations and equipment can be optimised to ensure better focus, concentration and productivity. Setting up correctly and choosing the right equipment is vital to user comfort. We provide DSE assessment services; face-to-face or online / by phone. Our advice on equipment selection is based on our experience [...]

By |2018-11-01T11:58:35+00:00May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Behavioural Risk / Unsafe Acts

Behavioural risk and human failure Do people in your workplace use shortcuts to try and get things done? Are hazards in the workplace sometimes left unreported? Do you put a high reliance on people 'doing things the right way' to avoid incidents and harm? If the answer to any of these is yes, [...]

By |2018-11-01T11:56:08+00:00May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Procedures – Review and Design

Safe and effective working procedures We design and review Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Maintenance Procedures so that you can be sure your staff are working in the most optimal and safe ways. Using human factors techniques, we develop procedures that are usable and can be easily maintained and kept up to date [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:17:19+00:00May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

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