Category Archives: Occupational Health and Ergonomics

These articles are of interest to those wishing to prevent or manage musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace.

DSE assessments Kent

We are experienced DSE/computer workstation assessors and pride ourselves on delivering clear and practical advice at affordable prices. We offer single and group DSE assessments depending on your needs. What sets us apart from other DSE assessors is the fact … Continue reading

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Physiotherapy Deal Kent

What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. It takes a holistic approach that … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Workforce Healthy

Musculoskeletal issues are the single biggest cause of health at work issues, with 44% of employers citing musculoskeletal injuries as one of the top five causes of absence. Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) represent 41% of all work related illnesses. … Continue reading

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Schools – Keeping our Children Healthy

There a lots of resources online with good, evidence based advice for how we can keep our children healthy. See below for some useful references. Eating well Teachers Sign up Healthly Schools London http://www.healthyschools.london.gov.uk/ See our website for information on … Continue reading

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Occupational Health Physiotherapy

Did you know that physiotherapists can help keep your staff healthy and improve productivity? Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) including back pain are one of the biggest causes of sickness absence on any given day. Each person with a MSD takes an … Continue reading

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Useful Resources

There are many useful ergonomic tools online including some for manual handling and push/pull forces. Visit the HSE website for further details. http://www.hse.gov.uk/search/search-results.htm?q=ergonomics#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=ergonomics&gsc.page=1

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Occupational Health Kent – what we can do for you

What is occupational health? Traditionally occupational health was a ‘medical’ reactive process diagnosing health effects and illness, promoting good health, reducing risks by controlling exposures and preventing ill health. Today it has to justify itself economically and is a service … Continue reading

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DSE Assessment Kent

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a device or equipment that has an alphanumeric or graphic display screen, regardless of the display process involved; it includes both conventional display screens and those used in emerging technologies such as laptops, touch-screens and … Continue reading

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2016 DSE Risk Assessor Training

Our one day comprehensive course will ensure that attendees are competent and efficient in assessing DSE work stations. Contact us today to see how we can help your organisation support colleagues using DSE equipment.

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DSE training Kent

We offer DSE risk assessor training for managers, health and safety staff or EHS colleagues who which to learn how to undertake DSE assessments for their staff. Our one day training course will equip participants with the knowledge of how to … Continue reading

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Occupational health should be a key part of care

The Council for Work and Health says that occupational health should be integrated into mainstream healthcare. It calls for partnerships between employers and healthcare providers. Physiotherapists are critical in supporting people with injuries and helping them to remain at work … Continue reading

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In house Physio Kent

The HSE highlights the benefits of having onsite physiotherapy services at work. http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/experience/phisiotherapy.htm Call us today to see how we can help you to reduce sickness absence.  

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Computer Ergonomics

What can I do to help myself? Make full use of the equipment provided, and adjust it to get the best from it and to avoid potential health problems.  The Health and Safety Executive provide the following tips: Getting Comfortable: … Continue reading

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Did you know…

A company can claim tax relief for up to £500 per employee, per year for any health related interventions including physiotherapy. This makes such interventions very cost effective. With musculoskeletal disorders accounting for 49% of sickness absence physiotherapists are perfectly … Continue reading

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Occupational Health Physiotherapy

Sickness absence costs the UK around £15 billion annually in lost economic output £13 billion is spent on health related state benefits In the NHS almost 40% of staff sickness absence is due to musculoskeletal conditions, e.g. back pain 5% … Continue reading

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DSE Assessments – When do you need to do them?

When are assessments required? Whenever: You have been allocated a new workstation The workstation is relocated New hardware is introduced New furniture is introduced Working practices are altered or new software is introduced Significant changes are made to the lighting … Continue reading

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Older workers

More and more of us will be working beyond the traditional retirement age. The government is recognising that businesses need to support their older workers. Below are two references that focus on how older workers can be supported in the … Continue reading

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Corporate Physiotherapy Kent

Employers that take steps to address health and well-being report; reduced sickness absence fewer compensation claims increased productivity improved staff retention (lower recruitment and re-training costs) increased employee satisfaction improved competitiveness and profitability. Simple steps can be made without any … Continue reading

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Workplace Physio Kent

Sickness absence (SA) is a major drain on the UKs productivity. It is estimated that the annual cost of sickness absence per employee is £517. If you are an employer do you know; What are you SA costs? Why do your … Continue reading

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DSE assessments Kent

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a device or equipment that has an alphanumeric or graphic display screen. This includes desk top computers, laptops and touch screens. Working with computers can be associated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pain, as … Continue reading

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