Welcome to the London Health and Safety Group

Next Meeting on Monday 09 February 2015

Office Ergonomics

Arrival from 13:30 – meeting starts at 14:00hrs

Venue:  Walbrook Wharf.  79 – 83 Upper Thames Street, London, EC4R 3TD

Underground Station(s):  Bank.  Cannon Street (closest).  London Bridge

Upon Arrival:  Please first sign in at Reception and PLEASE ALSO Sign the BLUE LHSG Membership Book as you enter the meeting room. Many thanks from your Committee.

Office Ergonomics

Katharine Metters, the lead consultant for Posturite Ltd, will give a presentation on Office Ergonimcs.  She is a Chartered Physiotherapist and has a MSc in Ergonomics.  She has worked in the field of Occupational Health and Ergonomics within a variety of industries including food manufacturing, retail and the utility sector, with a recent focus on the office environment. Katharine’s talk will recap the problems related to Display Screen Equipment and their possible causes.  She will review how companies try to manage DSE issues and will put forward some thoughts on possible ways of improving the management of DSE, whilst still ensuring effective compliance with the legal requirements. She will broaden the discussion with consideration of some hot topics in the office such as hot desking, requests for standing desks, adaptions for pregnant ladies, adoption of flexible working and use of mobile devices. In addition, Katharine will also show how ergonomic principles can be effectively applied to prevent musculoskeletal disorders associated with manual handling in the office and driving for work.

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There is a £5 attendance fee for non-members who wish to attend.

The LHSG Team

Please Note: New Meeting Dates for 2015