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RoSPA: Workplace design and ergonomic services across the UK


RoSPA provide practical health and safety consultancy services, including expertise in workplace design and ergonomic services.  RoSPA pride themselves on tailored programmes and ongoing involvement that provide exactly the consultancy and audit service that you need and ensure you're fully compliant - and above all - safe.

Whether you need assistance writing health and safety policies, or would like your own training courses professionally approved they can help. They can even supply a RoSPA Consultant to join your team on a temporary or permanent basis.

Manual handling and postural awareness

Back injuries can affect all people, in all job roles and all industry sectors. Many are irreversible and can result in significant periods of absenteeism, costing both employers and employees dearly.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) set no specific requirements for lifting and handling, such as weight limits.

RoSPA: Training session
The ergonomic approach to moving and handling shows clearly that such requirements are based on too simple a view of the problem and may lead to incorrect conclusions. Instead, an ergonomic assessment based on a range of relevant factors is used to determine the risk of injury and point the way to remedial action. RoSPA's manual handling safety training

course will provide a good grounding in safe moving and handling techniques, as well as an understanding of the risks associated with such activities.

Find out more about safety training and RoSPA's manual handling and postural awareness one day in-company course.

Display Screen Equipment assessments and ergonomic principles

Display screen equipment assessments are not only a legal requirement - done properly they can actually help combat the musculoskeletal disorders, reduced concentration levels and other ill-health effects that are symptomatic of time spent at poorly-designed workstations.

There are specific legislative and best practice requirements for the use of display screen equipment such as computers and their configuration and use, and RoSPA can assist organisations to comply with these requirements and thereby protect their staff from adverse health effects.

The assistance that can be provided ranges from an audit of computer workstations, development of suitable policies and procedures, to assessment of individual workstations and the training of computer users in correct working methods and posture. 

RoSPA: Display screen equipment assessments

What are the learning outcomes?

  • Delegates will be able to carry out DSE assessments in the workplace
  • An understanding of the extent of the ill health effects from poorly-designed tasks and workstations
  • A thorough knowledge of the legal requirement and guidelines relevant to their role as an assessor
  • An understanding of posture and efficient movement principles including those related to task, environment and equipment
  • The skill to implement strategies including training needs for display screen equipment users (which will be reinforced by practical exercises on actual workstations)

Find out more about the Display Screen Assessors' training course.

Contact details

RoSPA Head Office

RoSPA House
Edgbaston Park
353 Bristol Road
B5 7ST

General information: +44 (0)121 248 2000

Training: +44 (0)121 248 2233

Consultancy: +44 (0)121 248 2076

Fax: +44 (0)121 248 2001

Email: training@rospa.com or consultancy@rospa.com

General enquiries can be emailed to help@rospa.com

Enquiry form: Contact RoSPA online
Website: RoSPA