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Let’s talk about presenteeism

As big advocates of workplace wellbeing, we have our ear to the ground for the latest ONS news. Recently it was reported that sickness has almost halved since records began in 1993 from an average of 7.2 days to 4.1 days and we couldn’t help but wonder how much ‘presenteeism’ has contributed to this statistic. […]

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How to relieve Carpal Tunnel pain

  Often presenting itself as tingling, numbness and pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Anyone who has experienced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain will tell you just how uncomfortable and miserable it can be to live with.  As workplace assessors, we usually recommend vertical mice to alleviate […]

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What is Raynaud’s disease?

During our time as DSE workstation assessors, we’ve often been asked to help improve the working lives of people that suffer from Raynaud’s Disease. What is Raynaud’s Disease? Raynaud’s Disease affects the small blood vessels of the extremities. Commonly felt in the hands and feet, the extremities become over sensitive to slight changes in temperature, […]

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How to implement a clean desk policy

With agile or flexible working becoming a prevalent way of working in modern offices, it’s important to think about ‘clean desk’ policies. Whether it’s a mutual understanding, or contractual obligation, clean desk policies help to protect equipment, maintain office hygiene and allow any flexible worker to touch down in the workplace with ease. What is […]

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15 steps to better employee engagement

You might have spotted that our sister office design company Love Your Workspace recently spoke to Co-Owner and Managing Director of Propellernet Nikki Gatenby on how they created an engaging office space where people really want to work. However, the physical workspace is only one factor that contributes to a successful business model. Having worked from their co-working floor ‘The Foundry’ ourselves, it […]

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How to make your workplace more comfortable for pregnant employees | Posture People | Pregnancy risk assessments

Making your workplace fit for new and expectant mothers

After our previous post, ‘Everything you need to know about DSE’, we were asked about adapting the workstation for pregnant employees. After receiving the happy news, it is important that you take the employees optimum comfort into consideration and cover all the Health and Safety aspects. First things first… The pregnant employee’s first step is […]

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Creating a comfortable office environment for your plus-sized staff.

Year on year the percentage of obesity in adults continues to rise.  In 2017 the National Office of Statistics together with the NHS, reported that one in four adults were classified as clinically obese.   With this comes the need for employers to accommodate for larger-built and employees and plus sized staff in the workplace.   As a responsible employer, […]

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Specialist office chairs to aid mobility issues

As well as conducting workstation assessments to help employees feel more comfortable at work, a big focus of ours is to assist people with long-term or progressive mobility disabilities or medical conditions by making their workplace suitable. 95% of the time a workstation assessment involves making suitable alterations, recommendations and education on how to make […]

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