What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is a science-based discipline that brings together knowledge from other subjects such as anatomy and physiology, psychology, engineering and statistics to ensure that designs complement the strengths and abilities of the human body.
Rather than expecting people to adapt to a design that forces them to work in an uncomfortable, stressful or dangerous way, ergonomists seek to understand how a product, workplace or system can be designed to suit the people who need to use it.
How ergonomic interventions can help your business:
For over 25 years, Ita Leyden has been providing expert and practical ergonomic advice and consultancy. LCE can help your business to maximize human performance to:
- Reduce accidents
- Reduce potential for “human error”
- Increase productivity
- Improve quality
- Reduce the risk of work related musculoskeletal disorders
Our consultant ergonomist has selected a limited range of ergonomic accessories which she believes are well designed and will optimise human performance and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.
“ Marianne had been experiencing significant pain in her right wrist and forearm, so much so, she had thought herself to use her mouse with her left hand – she then started to experience pain in her left wrist and forearm, so she purchased a very expensive alternative design of mouse.
LCE conducted a detailed assessment of Maryanne’s workstation – by making some simple adjustments (including getting a longer cable for Marianne’s mouse!), Marianne was able to work comfortably at her workstation. ”
Marianne – Senior Executive in Sales and Marketing
“ Mark contacted LCE as he had an on-going pain in his right shoulder that generally worsened when he was working on his computer. During an assessment of his workstation, it became apparent that because of the position of his monitor Mark worked with a very significant right hand side bias – by adjusting his monitor, and the height of his chair, Mark was able to work in a more relaxed natural posture. The immediate pain Mark experienced when he sat at his computer was alleviated. ”
Mark – Senior Manager in Service Industry
“ Joe worked as a manager in a financial institution – at the end of his working day he had pains in his shoulders, neck and lower back, so much so, that he could no longer part take in the sports that he loved. On the advice of his physiotherapist, Joe requested a VDU assessment of his workstation -after a 30 min consultation with LCE, Joe had his workstation adjusted and was given the tools to ensure he could set up his own workstation correctly in the future. At a follow up consultation, Joe confirmed that his workstation was much more comfortable and that the evenings of doing nothing because of pain and discomfort were a thing of the past. ”
Joe – Manager in Financial Institution