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Key Signs That You Need To Do an Ergonomic Workstation Assessment

SPOT THE PROBLEM? There are at least 5 key issues with both of their postures, can you spot what they are?             Subtle signals by your staff will show that an Ergonomic Workstation Assessment is needed,  including comments, complaints and physical actions such as: 1.Demonstrating the need to take frequent […]

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Giving more comfort for wheelchair users

WHEELCHAIR COMFORT I had the pleasure of meeting some inspirational individuals at the Classic and Sports car show, who were making use of the mobility scooters available.   Hearing their stories around their wheelchair use, from neurological disorders to recovery from spinal fusion surgery, it highlighted the extremely varied reasons for needing wheelchairs and mobility scooters, […]

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Classic and Sports Car Show

Classic and Sports Car Show, Bicester Heritage, 23rd and 24th June Come and See Us There We are excited to be part of the fun and exhibiting at the show this year. If you would like to come and see us, we have a special discount code for you: CSCS18EXHIB, giving 15% discount off our […]

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New chair or new desk?

Which is the better investment, a new chair or new sit/stand desk Are you trying to ensure you are more comfortable when working at your desk? Are you wondering whether it is more beneficial to invest in new chair or a sit/stand desk? Having a properly supportive chair is essential to providing comfort whilst you […]

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How to stop the cycle of back pain

Are you continuously experiencing bouts of back pain? Do you have to take time off work to recover each time or manage to struggle on? Are you seeing a physiotherapist or osteopath, getting better, but then the pain returns? Then you may be missing an essential step to your recovery. Back pain is multi-causal and […]

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What to do when an employee has back pain?

Under HSE 1992 DSE Act, you are obligated to make reasonable adjustments to their workstation. If they are in pain due to an injury, change in medical circumstance or simply from sitting down at a computer all day, you need to arrange to check if their equipment is suitable for them. However, you will also […]

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What is the hidden time bomb in your company?

The advances of technology have greatly enhanced productivity levels and enable both agile and mobile working.  Indeed, it is it hard to believe how we ever got things done in business with just the phone, fax and post!  But with all this wonderful technology, giving the freedom to work anywhere and increasing our pace of […]

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Why pain isn’t always just caused by a physical injury.

Mental health and back pain are the top two causes of sick leave in the workplace.   They can often be seen as two separate things but there is a growing awareness that they are interlinked. In my work, as well as in my own personal experience, I see incidences of physical symptoms being caused by […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis in the workplace

NRAS Publish UK Wide Survey The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society recently published their UK wide survey of Adults with rheumatoid arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis on the impact of their disease on work.   As Professor Karen Walker-Bone states in the foreword ‘employers and managers can make an enormous difference to work accessibility by being supportive […]

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Increase productivity by improving wellbeing in the workplace

Looking after employees wellbeing in the office will increase productivity in the office Wellbeing is a hot topic at the moment and indeed BCO have recently produced their ‘Defining and Measuring Productivity in Offices’ report, which I attended the launch of.  With the UK’s productivity levels greatly reduced at the moment, there is a clear […]

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