The Advantages of Ergonomics & Getting a DSE Workstation Assessment
Ergonomic solutions are designed to make the workplace environment more comfortable for employees and to increase productivity.
Ergonomics is extremely important in the workplace because if ignored, awkward positions and postures, repeated movement and stress can be the reason for developing a musculoskeletal disorder (MSDs).
Musculoskeletal disorders are conditions that affect your body’s muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. A workplace with no ergonomic solutions is a huge cause of MSDs.
What are the advantages of ergonomics?
- Fewer employees experiencing pain – Ultimately, this is the biggest advantage, because a reduction in employees experiencing pain will have a knock-on effect on things such as productivity and absenteeism. And of course, no one wants to be in pain, and leaving injuries to worsen could have long term effects on health.
- Increased productivity – Ergonomic furniture can reduce the risk factors that lead to pain and discomfort, meaning employees are less distracted when working. Being pain-free may also mean employees feel happier, which will encourage them to be more efficient and product and have greater job satisfaction.
- Increased morale – Investing in ergonomic furniture can make employees feel valued as they know their employer cares about their health and is making their workplace safer.
- Reduced absenteeism – Employees who are healthy and pain free are unlikely to need much time off.
If you find you do struggle with pain whilst working at your desk, but you’re unsure why this might be, getting a DSE workstation assessment is the first action to take.
At Vergo, our DSE assessments include a full written report of the existing workstation which helps both line managers and ‘end users’ identify any issues with current setups as well as any specific products that may assist on a proactive basis with regards to MSDs.
We can carry out DSE assessments from 1 to over 1,000 employees. Assessments are carried out on a re-active basis to assist with a wide range of medical conditions that impair an employee’s ability to work to their full potential. With early intervention and the introduction of the correct equipment and training on workplace ergonomics, Vergo can reduce the risk of long-term absenteeism and assist the duty of care practiced by the employer.
If you would like more information on how we could help, contact us here or alternatively, you can purchase DSE assessments via our online store here.