We all come in different shapes and sizes – and just like clothing, there is no magic “one-size fits all” office equipment that is suitable for long-term use. While people might make jokes about health and safety regulations, there can be little doubt that some of the basic policies regarding posture, computer screens and physical health have changed offices for the better.
Employers should embrace this new, happier, healthier, workplace – but ultimately, however they feel about it, they should remember that they have an obligation to their employees to provide appropriate measures.
Amongst the simplest tools in your arsenal as an employer when it comes to health and safety is the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) workstation checklist.
This self-assessment form lets workers assess the risks posed by their current workstation and surrounding area. It is a useful way to guard against the most basic mistakes people make when it comes to considering safety in an everyday office environment.
At Streamline, we are more than happy to offer our services in regards to the health and safety process. Our many years of experience, and in-depth training, in this area means that we’ll be able to quickly and efficiently ensure you are sitting correctly, and that your environment is conducive to good postural health.
We can also supply a wide range of products that are perfect for helping people who require different types of seating, desking, accessories, and more.
At the end of the day, helping workers to maintain a healthy mind and body at work is more than just an obligation – it’s good business sense.
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders account for 39% of all health-related absences from work. These could be bad backs, or some other type of joint, muscle, or tendon pain that is caused by unhealthy posture at work.
When you realise that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point, you realise how likely you are to sacrifice productivity through poor health and safety.
Luckily, with Streamline, you can avoid becoming another statistic – we’ve got your back.