Approximately 20-30 mins long.
Assessment done via Zoom; Teams; Google Meets; FaceTime; GoTo Meeting or Skype.
Short report detailing brief summary of discussion, advice and recommendations is provided after the assessment.
Cost: £102 inc. VAT
Approximately 45 mins long.
Covid 19 Social Distancing protocols to be followed
Comprehensive report detailing the assessment, advice and recommendations is provided after the assessment.
Cost: £174 inc. VAT
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Looking for somewhere to buy good quality furniture. Zoinomics has partnered with furniture supplier, SOHO to offer a hand-picked, selection of contemporary, ergonomic chairs that will keep you comfortable and will look great in the office and in the home. They also offer a number of desks, including height adjustable options, and ergonomic devices, such as laptop stands, mice and keyboards to keep you healthy at work.
Our director, Antony Hylton will also commence a seating clinic at the SOHO office/showroom in Ashford in Kent, from October 2020, offering free advice on all things office ergonomics.
See www.soho-ergonomics.com for more details.
We offer workplace seminars and 'lunch & learn sessions' on musculoskeletal risk and prevention of injury focussing in various topics including computer work, business travel, car use and recreational activities. We also run short talks on mindfulness, nutrition and other health and well being topics.
Since the current pandemic and stay at home orders, our educational webinar on home working has proved popular with clients and their staff...
Ergonomics is often associated with the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders such as RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) and back pain, which can affect office workers. This is certainly a core area. However, ergonomics isn’t restricted to the office environment, nor is it restricted to tackling physical ailments. Ergonomics is about ensuring health and well-being certainly, but is also about optimising productivity and efficiency. This can be done on an individual scale – such as when conducting an assessment for a staff member reporting ill health or returning to work. It can also be done on a company-wide scale if broader issues are suspected to be contributing to poor health of workers or low productivity.
Ergonomics incorporates tasks analysis tools, subjective and objective assessment of injury, questionnaires, biomechanical assessment and measurement of equipment to determine fit with users. The scope is broad.
We offer various training courses including DSE assessor training, teaching your staff to carry out DSE assessments for their colleagues. We also offer an online DSE user course which teaches staff how to set up their workstation correctly, including the principles of good health associated with prolonged computer use; the first step in immunisation against the sitting disease. This course also tests the individual to prove competence and then allows them to carry out a 'self-assessment' of their workstation.
In addition we offer manual handling training for staff carrying out lifting activities in their role, ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation.
The main difference comes across when an individual has an issue (musculoskeletal, stress, vision). With the individual’s consent, the detailed report would give some background/history of the problem; current treatment strategies and prognoses and an idea of how much the issue might be work-affected. It would give an opinion on whether the condition would be covered under the disability provisions of the Equality act and then, obviously provide relevant recommendations. The detailed report essentially makes use of the subjective assessment skills of our physiotherapy background to provide greater insight; as you might expect from an occupational health report.
The summary report is a health and safety report ensuring compliance with the DSE regulations and making some recommendations on basic issues like, "poor foot support, a footrest is required”; “regular reference to printed copy, a document holder would be useful”, "screens too low, monitor risers are required" etc. There may be recommendations for a new chair but the justification would not be as robust due to the reduced level of detail.
In the absence of any significant problems, the summaries are usually sufficient but in situations where you are keen to document a more thorough assessment, then the detailed version may be preferable.