We are committed to the philosophy of using ergonomics
principles to promote the modern concept that 'work should be
comfortable when we are well, and accommodating when we are ill'
(Hadler 1997). That requires a multimodal approach to get all the
players onside, and is much more than a physical ergonomics
Work should not be considered to be 'toxic. Work is essentially
good for health and well-being, assuming that significant workplace
hazards are controlled through suitable risk assessment and
There is a strong business case for a common sense approach to
workplace ergonomics. Working with all tiers of management, as well
as human resources, health & safety reps and workers, we work
with you to improve the quality of the work and the workplace
within a supportive environment.
Our approach is about promoting the culture of 'health at work'
and 'health through work'. That is a matter of ensuring that work
is comfortable, satisfying, and permits a suitable measure of
control. It is also a mater of developing links with healthcare.
Ultimately, health at work needs all the players (workers,
employers, managers, health professionals) to be onside, believing
the same things and working together to a common goal.
Operationalising all this is where we come in.
- task design
- work organisation
- participatory ergonomics
- absence management
- return-to-work programmes
- work retention strategies
- modified work
- risk assessments
- health education
- quality of work
- transitional work arrangements
- communications and dispelling myths
- rehabilitation principles
- obstacles to work participation
In addition to providing ergonomics services to industry, we are
actively engaged in research. Our publications pages will give you
examples of our wide ranging experience in this field, where our
clients have included insurers, industry and government