Facilities Management

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 [...]

Headaches at work

A big workplace issue Headaches at work is an issue that comes up surprisingly often – not surprising given that headache disorders cost the UK an estimated £5 to £7 billion per year and 25 million working days lost (and those costs are just relating to diagnosed headache disorders, there is a huge additional [...]

Online DSE Assessments

Online DSE assessments An ergonomic computer workstation arrangement is a vital part of wellbeing at work. 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, no account or retainer needed. It’s a [...]

Sit-stand working – advice & research

Making the most of sit-stand working Sit-stand desks offer real health benefits, but to maximise their benefits they need careful introduction to workplaces. This article looks at how to make the most of sit-stand working, with reference to recent research, and we offer advice on making a switch to sit-stand working. Health issues linked [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ergonomics general audit

Not sure if you need help or where to start? If you are not sure whether you need ergonomics support or whether you and your employees are exposed to ergonomics risks, we can carry out a preliminary audit of your operations. Our audit gives you a summary of the range of key ergonomic risks [...]

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