What is Ergonomics?

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is a word that floats around Businesses from time to time, but many people are unsure of its meaning.  In simplest terms, ergonomics is the study of people and their interaction with their work-space. The aim of ergonomics is to ensure that people are comfortable and safe while performing their job.

In our modern computer age, we can be seated for 8-12 hours a day at a computer.  This places a great deal of strain on the spine and therefore can affect overall health.  This has made ergonomics a far greater factor to consider in recent years.
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Poor lighting levels, unsuitable seating, being sat static for long periods without moving around, having display screens at an incorrect height, and the suitability and placement of keyboards and mice are all factors that can cause Back Pain, & Upper Limb Disorders (ULDs).
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This has become such a problem, that in the UK in 2013, 31 million days were lost due to sickness.  More of these days were lost to back, neck and muscle pain than any other cause.

In recent years, Wyvern Business Systems has become respected suppliers of ergonomic equipment to students for the UK Government’s Disabled Student Allowance Scheme (DSA).
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We now provide Display Screen Equipment (DSE) ergonomic assessments to the commercial sector, to ensure that you are compliant with the Health and Safety (DisplayScreen Equipment) Regulations 1992.
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This completely free service can be for an individual, an office, or an entire company.
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Once your workplace has been assessed, we can identify places where action needs to be taken, impartial advice and recommendations for any equipment required.
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As official re-sellers of Conset Electrically Height Adjustable Desks, Human Factor Seating, and RH Chairs, we can provide desks, seating and peripherals of the highest quality, allowing you and your workforce to be as comfortable and safe as can be.

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