Ergonomics. Do its benefits go beyond health and safety?

You may have heard the word ‘ergonomics’ in your workplace, particularly if you have an office-based job. But what does ergonomics actually mean? And what are the benefits of good ergonomics? The word ergonomics is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment.” Ergonomics in the workplace … Continued

Back Pain: Hidden Crisis?

ITV. Back Pain: Britain’s Hidden Crisis? Series 24 Episode 12 Half a million people are experiencing work-related MSK (musculoskeletal) pain. 35% of people spend over 7 hours a day sitting down 80% of people experience low back problems 40% of people take time off work because of back pain A special episode investigates the most … Continued

DSE assessments are now a legal requirement for home workers

For the past two years, many of us have adjusted to a complete change in our working lives by switching to home working and now the latest trend of ‘hybrid working’- splitting time between home and the office. According to recent statistics, 26 percent of the adult population plan to continue to work from home … Continued

How you can help to combat the ‘winter depression’

We all know that feeling too well of the nights starting to draw in, with having shorter and darker days. Gone is the sunshine and spending time outside in the warmth with family and friends. Instead, many of us go to work when it’s dark and leave when it’s dark, meaning sometimes we can go … Continued

Standing desks. Are they as beneficial as they seem?

They became a craze in recent years, created in an attempt to combat the array of problems that are thought to come with sitting at conventional desks for long periods of time – sometimes for up to ten hours a day with little or no movement. Standing desks are heavily advocated by some users to … Continued

World Menopause Day. Supporting menopausal women in the workplace

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life. But, despite this, it can have a huge impact, with symptoms often being life-changing. With some women forced to leave their jobs because of lack of knowledge and awareness around menopause, employers need to do more to change this culture and make sure women get the … Continued

How to stop hybrid working causing you aches and pains

The COVID pandemic has seen lots of changes to the way we work and, since we have been encouraged to get back into the office, many organisations have opted to take a ‘hybrid working’ approach, where their employees can split their time between work and home. This is a move that has been welcomed by … Continued

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