Wellness

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 [...]

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, [...]

MS Excel version of HSE’s RAPP push-pull assessment tool

HSE has now published it’s much anticipated push-pull ‘MAC style’ risk assessment tool. To help with use of the RAPP we have developed an Excel workbook version. The workbook provides you with three tabs which you can use for different push-pull tasks, to start you off. Click here to download our RAPP excel file v1_2. [...]

Review of HSE’s new push-pull risk assessment tool – RAPP

This September HSE launched a much-anticipated new manual handling risk assessment tool – RAPP – Risk Assessment of Pushing and Pulling. Ever since the MAC (HSE's Manual Handling Assessment Chart) was launched some years ago, industry and Inspectors have been asking for something similar to cover pushing and pulling activities, now finally it has arrived. [...]

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