Human Resources

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 [...]

Computer workstation assessment for employees who work at home

Homeworking is still on the increase – driven by increasing demands for a better work life balance, and many businesses looking to cut real estate costs by reducing the physical footprint of their office. Based on the statistics in a recent employment survey, 44% of UK staff now do some form of flexible [...]

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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 [...]

Is your organisation human-centred? Find out with our FREE online test

On 1st September this year, BSI launched a new standard – BS ISO 27500 ‘The human-centred organisation – Rationale and general principles’. BS ISO 27500 is a high-level goal-setting standard and it sets out 7 key principles that characterize a human-centred organisation. The standard is aimed squarely at executive board members and senior management, [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Helping you run a productive, healthy and safe workplace We provide a range of consultancy services to help clients maximise employees' potential, and achieve legal compliance with health and safety law. Our focus is on workplace ergonomics - making sure that employees' working arrangements, tasks and activities, equipment, and procedures are safe and optimal. Typical examples of what we [...]

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