WorksOut provide practical advice to help your staff work comfortably and safely. Our ergonomics assistance will support the design and use of your work areas so as to ensure comfortable, efficient and productive working.

Whether your staff are based in offices, factories, or other environments (warehouses, vehicles, outdoors working etc), we can help ensure that there is a good fit between the work place and your workers.

Our expertise will help you:

Workplace Ergonomics
  • Ensure your staff work comfortably and safely
  • Help those who have discomfort stay at work, through appropriate workplace changes
  • Make sure your furniture, equipment and work processes are suitable for your staff
  • Reduce any risks of discomfort (backache, RSI etc) through work
  • Understand the ergonomics risks in your workplace, and know how you can reduce them
  • Comply with the law in this area

As an independent ergonomics consultancy we bring our expertise and knowledge to help you optimise the design and use of your work areas, so that the health of your staff is protected. WorksOut undertakes consultancy, training and research; we apply scientific knowledge to real-life situations. Our research is focussed on providing appropriate and practical solutions to issues facing employers and industry. Our consultancy advice is based on the latest research and guidance. Our training draws on the knowledge gained through our research and consultancy activities and presents it in an accessible and helpful way. And you can be sure that as a CIEHF Registered Consultancy we abide by a professional code of conduct in our practice, and comply with GDPR.

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Ergonomics is an applied science, concerned with the interaction of people and all aspects of their work environment. The primary aim is to reduce injury and ill-health relating to work activities, through appropriate design.

The benefits of ergonomic design include:

  • Reducing work-related injuries and ill-health
  • Reducing absenteeism and staff turnover
  • Improving efficiency, productivity and morale
  • Avoiding costly mistakes when purchasing equipment or in workplace design.

Read about 5 ways ergonomics has shaped your life on the BBC website.

Or watch this short video – What is Ergonomics? (from The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors).