All employers have a legal duty to safeguard the health and safety of their workers. They must carry out risk assessments, provide well-designed jobs and workstations and train their staff in good working practice and posture.
Office based jobs involving long periods without changing position can cause a number of symptoms such as neck, back and arm problems. More manual and physical work can lead to other problems such as muscle strains or ‘pulls’. Symptoms that may be work related can have a negative impact on an employee’s physical health, job satisfaction and may lead to unwanted time off. Where possible, steps should be taken to highlight potential causes of these problems and prevent them from happening in the first place.
Billericay Physiotherapy can help by:
- Assessing and treating existing work related disorders and RSI’s
- Carrying out work station assessments
- Giving advice on work specific manual handling and work patterns
- Working with employers and employees to reduce the risk of conditions reoccurring