Prospect Physiotherapy provides specialist ergonomic services to minimise the risk of work-related injuries and to promote safer working practices.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulation came into force in 1993. This has led to ergonomic assessments and ideally these should be conducted before you experience back pain, neck pain or develop a work related upper limb disorder (WRULD). This means the equipment, job task and environment should be matched as best as possible to you. We can provide advice on how to achieve this.
The physical aspect of a person is the most important factor; your size, strength, health condition, previous history of neck or back pain, and your posture at work. Other factors taken into consideration will include the job task (inadequate rest pauses, repetitive action, static muscle work, excessive joint loading, work incentive schemes) the equipment used (its size and appropriateness), and the environment (vibration, light, noise). In addition lack of job security, peer pressure and job complexity will increase stress and increase the chances of developing WRULDs.
Ergonomic assessments aim to treat the cause rather than your symptoms.
Contact us now to book your ergonomic assessment.