Tim leads The DSE Partnership and is expert in musculoskeletal disorders, repetitive strain injury (RSI) and pain and injury associated with sitting. Tim developed our one-to-one and online DSE risk assessments to help businesses improve employees’ working posture.
My Ergonomics training started in the 80’s with a degree in Ergonomics from Loughborough University. Computers were relatively new, but there were early concerns about postural issues with prolonged usage. In the early 90s I worked for Royal Mail Research and Development. This included implementing the new European Directives in Display Screen Equipment (DSE) which applied to the office staff but also for the coding workstations where staff input address information from images of mail items, a very repetitive task. We also implemented the Manual Handling regulations establishing maximum weight for mail bags and delivery pouches.
With a passion for workstation ergonomics and over 17 years in the industry, Laura carries out one-to-one workstation assessments, closely supporting and assisting companies. Laura ensures the staff member is set up correctly at their workstation promoting safe posture. Aspects such as the desk, chair, environment, equipment positioning and breaks are looked at in detail, followed by a report outlining the findings for the companies records. A comfortable employee can provide a boost in morale, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity.