SIT COMFORTABLY AT ERGONOMICS WORKSHOP AT HEALTH AND WELLBEING EVENT

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Delegates can enjoy learning about ergonomics; the science and design behind good posture, at national health and wellbeing event, The Wellbeing Symposium 2013.

UK-leader in ergonomic equipment and posture products, Posturite will hold an afternoon workshop session at the symposium, which is being held on 13th November at The Kent Event Centre in Maidstone.

The session will teach delegates about the importance of good posture in the workplace and how ergonomic equipment can improve productivity and protect long-term health.

One of Posturite’s ergonomic experts, Katharine Metters, will lead the workshop. Katharine’s presentation, ‘Ergonomics, a Productive Investment?’, will explore how ergonomics links to the health and productivity of a workforce and how an employer can reap real rewards from a small investment. Katharine Metters is a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, holds a Master’s Degree in Ergonomics and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Safety and Health. Her broad range of training, education and health and safety management in the workplace grounds her multifaceted approach to teaching about wellbeing.

As well leading a workshop session, Posturite is one of the official sponsors of the event. They sit alongside other sponsors including, The Health Insurance Group, global provider of employee assistance programmes, PPC Worldwide, and Golding Vision, the community development arm of Housing Association, Golding Homes.

Posturite design and manufacture a number of its own ergonomic products and are dedicated to innovation. Their ethos is centered around the belief that staff’s performance and productivity thrive in better working conditions.

Delegates at the symposium may be surprised to learn that even for office staff, work-related injuries are commonplace. The Work Foundation estimates that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) cost the UK economy £7 billion a year. Together with arm and wrist-related problems such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome9 (CTS) and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), stress and fatigue; staff absenteeism is a real problem in society today – especially as employees are reputably working longer hours.

Having the right ergonomic equipment and workstation set-up will greatly reduce these risks and is one way that employers can enable their workforce to achieve greater long-term productivity.

The Wellbeing Symposium

The Symposium is owned, staged and orgainsed by Wellbeing People and Pillory Barn.
Readers can enjoy a discounted rate of 1 x ticket for £99 with discount code PB99 (usually £149)
To book onto the event call 01622684407 or email Rachael@thewellbeingsymposium2013.co.uk

 

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