Desk work can cause or worsen a range of pains or health issues. At best, these can be an unpleasant distraction. At worst, they make it impossible to work.
But whether it’s a stiff neck, sore eyes, or something worse, the truth is the same: the sooner these issues are responded to, the easier they are to treat. And the good news is a few small changes can make a big difference to the experience of desk-based working.
On a virtual call with an Occupational Health doctor, we will review the current workstation and other relevant factors to make sure everything is set up from an ergonomic point of view. We’ll discuss ways in which the individual can mitigate and prevent ill health whilst in their workspace. And we will create a report with recommendations for both employee and employer.
THE REPORT SUGGESTS
✅ Changes to display screen, keyboard, mouse, chair and desk
✅ New equipment that might be needed eg. document holder, footrest
✅ Environmental influences to be aware of
✅ Changes to work practices or posture
✅ Advice and actions for the employer / HR
AT A GLANCE
⏰ Duration: 30 minutes on a Zoom call
👥 Suitable for: anyone with back, neck or upper limb problems that impact their ability to do desk-based work
💬 We say: “Pain is helpful – pay attention to it! People often interpret pain as evidence of harm, but it is more accurate to see it as a prompt to do something.”
“Thank you for the exceptionally professional service you’ve given when I’ve referred colleagues, and the first class reports that we’ve received. These have made often difficult situations easier to navigate, both for our employees and for us as a team.” — HR Business Partner
“Thank you for the time, support, advice and speed of the turnaround for the two recent referrals from me. Both staff members benefited from their appointments and I am delighted that both are on their phased return to work with appropriate support. I want you to know what a difference these sessions have made for both individuals.” — Church Diocese Member
“Thank you for the Occupational Health services you all provide – I have to say it is the most professional and thorough I have come across in my HR career.” — Sue Slade, HR Business Partner