what is ergonomics?
Ergonomics is not just about fixing aches and pains. It involves optimising physical, cognitive and organisational workflow equally. We don’t all work in exactly the same way, so it is important to tailor your workstation to your individual needs. If you have pain or an injury, assessing your work environment can help you recover. However, getting an ergonomic workstation assessment even before you have any problem can prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the future.
The legislation governing home working is the same for office workers in relation to responsibilities. If employees are allowed to, or required to work from home, employers still need to abide by the same regulations pertaining to VDU/DSE legislation.
- Provide adequate training.
- Have a process in place to assess any risks.
- Have an action plan to address these issues.
- Any changes to be made to the workstation to meet the requirements must be recorded.
Codex are partnered with ergonomics specialists, Spectrum Optimise. Through this partnership, our customers can access an excellent end-to-end ergonomics experience. From services like ergonomic assessments and webinars to products like high-quality ergonomic furniture and equipment, we have teamed up with Spectrum Optimise to create a better experience for our customers.
Ergonomics assessments are run by independent chartered Physiotherapists trained in ergonomics, who look at an employee’s presentation, desk surroundings and their work lifestyle. The assessments provide information to be able to advise on how to improve both the employee’s workstation and habits.