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Occupational Health ServiceAre aches and pains costing your business or causing you to have to take time off work?
People in the workplace suffer from a range of problems which can affect their health, motivation and ultimately productivity. Typical examples include:
PEAK Physiotherapy offers a portfolio of ergonomic and Occupational Health services for employers which aims to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (as listed above) in the workplace, and also assists in rapidly returning employees to work following an injury.
Specialist services we provide include:
All employers have a duty of care to protect the health and safety of their employees. However, lack of expertise in injury management and in individual workstation design can allow costly mistakes to be made resulting in increased sickness absence and decreased productivity.
RSI costs employers almost £300 million per annum in lost working time, sick pay and administration (ACPOHE, 2008).
The cost of sickness absence in local authorities alone has been estimated at up to £900 million each year (The Ministerial Taskforce for Health, Safety and Productivity/The Cabinet Office).
Poor posture whilst sat at a computer can cause more back problems than the excessive lifting and carrying done by manual workers (Workplace Law Network, October 2006).
No one person is the same...
On-line DSE assessments/courses may enable employees to gain a basic insight into a correct workstation set-up. However, a physiotherapist specialising in this area can provide a more in-depth assessment geared towards the individual, and tailor-make the workstation to 'fit' that individual, along with suitable stretching exercises addressing their specific issues and pains.
An individual assessment should include:
PEAK Physiotherapy can provide specialist workstation seminars for on-site assessors within companies.
The aim of these seminars is to provide on-site assessors with a more in-depth knowledge of workstation assessments and related issues, which will in turn provide employees with a more thorough and informed workstation assessment to suit their needs. By the end of the seminar, each delegate should be able to:
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