Fed up with those aches and pains?

Here at Winter & Company we Assess workstation users on a daily basis and have the qualifications, experience and understanding in matters of workstation safety to make you more comfortable and prevent workstation injuries such as Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) and Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDS).

FAQ

What is Workstation Equipment?
  • Workstation Equipment is recognised as any alpha numeric equipment, such as your PC or Laptop.
How can I prevent an injury?
  • Simply by undertaking a Workstation Risk Assessment.(yes this is a legal requirement)
What are the big issues?
  • Principle risks:
    • physical (Muscular-skeletal)
    • visual fatigue
    • mental stress
  • Principle hazards:
    • poor equipment or furniture
    • Inappropriate working environment
    • poor posture
    • inappropriate working methods
  • Postural problems
    • simple adjustments to the workstation
    • reinforce the userís posture training
    • Provide equipment where required
  • Visual problems
    • Reflections or glare
    • Viewing distance
  • Fatigue and stress
    • Personal control
    • Software training
Does my seating position really matter?
  • Yes it does. In our experience the majority of users are not aware of how to set up the chair and in most cases are unfamiliar with all the seating controls. As part of the risk assessment process we automatically provide postural advice and demonstrate all the seating controls to ensure your comfort and well being.
How important is the desk top set up?
  • Very important. If you do not suitably align your computer screen, keyboard and mouse, the likelihood is that you are more prone to injury and discomfort.
Do I really need to take breaks?
  • Yes most certainly. If you take a break before the onset of tiredness and fatigue you will stay fresh and improve your efficiency and work rate, not to mention avoiding those workstation injuries.
Can working on a computer affect my eye sight?
  • There is no evidence to suggest that working at a workstation can adversely affect your eye sight, but users often complain of focussing discomfort. By this we mean having been at the workstation for some time then looking away only to find that your eyes are slow re-focus and items appear fuzzy. This is often due to prolonged and excessive spells at the workstation, hence the importance of taking suitable break periods.
Can I claim a free eye test & glasses?

Yes you can claim a periodic eye sight test for short range workstation use. All you have to do is request a voucher or consent from your Employer. Most Employers will have already have an account with a local optician. If as a consequence of the eye test you need glasses for use at the workstation your employer will also pay for the basic cost and including the eye test this will be in the region of £60.00.

The fact of the matter is that as Human beings we were not designed to sit at a workstation for prolonged periods of time. As a consequence of the Information Technology revolution we tend to do just that with often profound and painful consequences that can devastate our wellbeing, not just at work but also at home.

The importance of carrying out a Workstation Risk Assessment and periodically reviewing the Assessment cannot be over emphasised. The process will avoid you suffering a Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) and/or a Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDS).

Applicable Legislation
  • The Health & Safety at Work etc Act, 1974
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, 1999
  • Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, 1992
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, 1998
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, 1992
Yes itís time to stop injuring yourself.

Take this opportunity to add value to your organisation by assessing workstations, reducing injuries, increase productivity and add value to your Organisation.

You can carry out the Assessment

If you would like to undertake your Organisations Workstation Risk Assessments, come and join us at our one-day Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment training programme and you too can carry out workstation risk assessments. Click here to book a place at a time and date to suit you. Alternatively just call Christine on 020 7353 4999 ext 224 and we will do the rest.

Donít have time?

Well if you prefer, we will undertake Workstation Risk Assessments on your behalf. All you have to do is call 020 3858 0223 for a highly competitive quote. If you would like to undertake your Organisations Workstation Risk Assessments, come and join us at our one-day Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment training programme and you too can carry out workstation risk assessments. Click here to book a place at a time and date to suit you. Alternatively just call 020 3858 0223 and we will do the rest.



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