Every day, millions of us run the risk of living life in chronic pain. Not through demanding sports and hobbies like rugby or horse riding, but simply by going to work and sitting down at a computer for hours at a time.
How our working environment is set up plays a massive part in our physical health – so much so that workstation assessments and solutions are now a Health and Safety requirement for all employers in the UK. Can you support your staff in managing problems when they occur?
By making sure your people have an ergonomic workstation arrangement and by ensuring your HR policies and advice are educational and designed to prevent pain and injury in the workplace, you’ll be taking a giant step towards creating a happy workforce that feels supported and valued.
At West 1 Physiotherapy, we offer a specialised ergonomic workstation assessment service in London and the surrounding areas for companies who want to get the best out of their employees.
We are ideally located for Marylebone, Regent Street, Oxford Circus, Great Portland Street and Euston.
West 1 Physio provides cost-effective DSE and workstation assessments by trained & experienced assessors that reduce employee absenteeism and bring out the potential in your employees, all while achieving HSE (DSE) compliance. We work with organisations all over London and the UK assess their employees’ workstations at home, in an office or working remotely, ensuring a happy and productive working environment.
Our online assessment software makes it easy to conduct an assessment. Employees are given tailored training and complete a self-assessment.
Our team of ergonomic specialists will visit your workplace and carry out a full audit and review of your workplace. This includes workplace recommendations and optimisations, instant ergonomic adjustments and a full report of the completed DSE assessment.
Using a combination of photos, measurements and a video call, our virtual assessments provide in-depth advice without the case-to-face visit.
Did you know an empty desk can cost an employer at least £50,000 per year... Hundreds of companies suffer from work-related sick days and it is costing £1000s. Are you sensing a lack of energy and low level of productivity in the workplace. Does the following sound familiar?
Making even small changes in where office equipment is positioned or how people sit can have a significant positive effect on the health of muscles and joints. But there are other benefits, too.
Better ergonomics in the workplace, particularly with regard to lighting, can also improve emotional wellbeing. And, of course, if your employees are happier and healthier, they’ll be more productive – meaning your company will have fewer days lost to sickness and better overall productivity.
A simple ergonomic workstation assessment may be all that’s needed to avoid issues like repetitive strain injuries (RSI), absenteeism and avoidable neck and back pain. To find out how West 1 Physiotherapy can help your firm, get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk to you in more detail about our service.
An Ergonomic assessment brings together the medical knowledge of a qualified physiotherapist and their specialism and understanding of a working or office environment. This allows the user to benefit by having a fully adjusted workstation which will benefit them anatomically, through a better sitting or standing posture. In addition it will be adjusted to address any symptoms they may have, such as back pain or neck pain.
An Ergonomic assessment costs £130 per assessment.
Should you need more than one assessment for your team, we do offer bulk rates. Please give us a call to enquire.
All our DSE Assessments will include: A site visit, full adjustment of the workstation to suit the users requirements, addressing adjustments of the working environment to suit any ailments that the user may have. Providing recommendations or advice and a shopping list for the user should they need it. The whole assessment is documented on a report and sent via email.
With larger companies, it is the employer's responsibility to provide a DSE assessment.