Safe working procedures

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

Human Factors checklist for SMEs

The facts of life - birth, death, taxes - and mistakes! Errors, mistakes and violations play a key part in most workplace incidents. According to an SHP report, around 90% of incident reports indicate human failure is to blame. But what are the factors that underlie these errors and violations, and why do investigations [...]

Risk assessment and using historical data – is the risk actually low, or has the gambler had good luck!?

How much can or should we rely on accident or injury history when putting together risk assessments? This question is a natural one and it is frequently asked, but there is surprisingly little guidance on it. It initially seems intuitive to say – “we’ve done it this way for years, never had an accident [...]

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

Training

Ergonomics and risk management training Training employees and management on ergonomics issues is an important long-term part of a safety management system. It increases worker engagement, trust in management and delivers continual ongoing financial returns. Guildford Ergonomics provides training in Manual Handling Risk Assessment, Upper Limb Risk Assessment, and DSE / Computer workstation assessment [...]

By |2018-11-21T11:50:04+00:00May 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Services

Our consultancy services Our face-to-face DSE assessments make sure seats, computers and desk arrangements are set up ergonomically for the user. We offer standard assessments and specialist assessments for users who have special requirements. A properly set up workstation means better concentration and productivity. Online DSE assessments that are simple to use on any device; smartphone, tablet or laptop/desktop. We [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:21:57+00:00July 31st, 2012|0 Comments

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