Back problems are becoming a bigger pain for home workers

The sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks has led to the government announcing tougher restrictions for many parts of the UK, including returning to the advice of encouraging people to work from home when they can. This is all well and good in principle, but what if you don’t have a home office … Continued

Workplace health and well-being. Are you doing enough?

Workplace well-being is a topic that is widely discussed, particularly under the current circumstances we find ourselves in, but what does well-being actually mean? It is described in the dictionary as being ‘the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy’, which can mean physically, mentally and emotionally.  For many of us, the workplace is where … Continued

How plants and light can increase workplace mood and productivity

You may not realise it, but the environment you work in can have a huge impact on many elements of your working day, whether you’re office-based or working from home. Stress levels, productivity and general health and well-being can all be affected if your workspace is dull and gloomy. Many office spaces today are open … Continued

HSE releases new guidance for supporting home workers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued new guidance in relation to an employer’s responsibilities to those working from home. For home-based employees using display screen equipment (DSE) on a long-term basis, employers will have the responsibility carry out workstation assessments to ensure the health, safety and well-being of their workforce – just as … Continued

Our workplace assessor course is back!

Here at Ergonix, like many others, we have had to adapt the way we work to take in to account government guidance and safety measures around COVID-19. Swapping face-to-face work with all things virtual has been a huge change for us. But as things begin to return to some sort of normality, we’re delighted to … Continued

Pedal power! The benefits of getting on your bike

Since the start of lockdown in March, many people have been forced to change their fitness routines and experiment with new forms of exercise, whilst others have taken up exercise for the first time as a way to cope with the sudden changes that COVID-19 forced upon us. As we continue the battle against the … Continued

Resuming face-to-face workstation assessments

Whilst the world is returning to what has been called ‘the new normal’ during the latest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working hard behind the scenes to be able to resume face-to-face ergonomic workstation assessments. After putting the appropriate protocols and health and safety measures in place, we are delighted to once … Continued

Working from home and an increase in MSDs

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the way employees are working. Since the start of the outbreak in March, the number of people working from home has increased hugely, from around four to five per cent of employees to 48 per cent, according to research by Ascenti. The majority of these people … Continued

How to help your recovery from COVID-19

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has created a brand new animated video to give people who are recovering from COVID-19 information about how to improve and self-manage their symptoms. The short video offers advice about the importance of keeping active during the recovery. This includes simple measures like doing low-intensity exercises little and often … Continued

Easy desk-based stretches to help keep muscle aches and pains at bay

For those of us who have a desk-based job, we’re all guilty at some point of being glued to our computer screens without taking a break. But not getting up from your workstation, be it in the office or at home, could lead to health problems, including musculoskeletal disorders effecting areas including the neck, shoulders, … Continued

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