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
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
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.