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I have just completed a fascinating course on Ergonomics, Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment and Moving & Handling procedures.
This course is recognised by the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.
The course allows an Osteopath to assess a person's working position. There are normally a number of improvements that can immediately be made to make a person more comfortable.
These improvements may include changing desk and chair heights, location of VDU, position of mouse, key board and screen, requirement of feet rests etc..
There are a number of conditions such as Low Back Pain, Headaches, Neck, Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) that are the result of poor work station arrangements.
There are a number of Non-Expensive aids, such as Foot Rests, Monitor Stands, Ergonomic Key Boards & Mice, Adjustable Desks and Document Holders that can, along with finding the best possible working position, help solve the problems associated with a Bad Workstation Arrangement.
The Work Station Assessment is all carried out in accordance with Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.