Posture Issues at Work

Back pain is the second most common cause of long-term sickness in the UK after stress.

About 7.6 million work days were lost due to work-related back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders from 2012-13.

The most common causes of back pain are strained muscles or ligaments, wear and tear, bad posture and stress.

Most of us will have back pain at some point in our lives. Although painful, back pain isn’t serious in most cases. The pain generally lasts from a few days to a few weeks.

Sitting badly in front of a computer for hours on end is storing up trouble. The body can tolerate being in one position for only a short period of time before you feel the need to adjust.

Workstation factors that can affect your back include

seating posture

Computer Screen Position

Chair Height

Keyboard Position

Mouse Position

Desk Equipment Layout

VergoUK, provide DSE assessments and ergonomic solutions for the workplace to help businesses reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and comply with Health and Safety obligations.

As a DSE assessment provider we can advise on the best products from our comprehensive range of ergonomic furniture and ergonomic equipment, to support the established need and provide written reports for your records.

Get in touch and one of our friendly ergonomic experts can come to your place of work to assess your workstations and guide you to solutions to meet DSE regulations and enable your staff to maintain a comfortable work posture.