" 8.8 million working days were lost in 2016/17 through work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).
On average, each person suffering from an MSD took 16 days off work. "
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics -
BIOMECHANICS: effect of gravity on the human body and how strain can be generated by incorrect posture and movement, leading to repetitive strain injuries (RSI).
ERGONOMICS: correct design of furniture to help support optimal biomechanics.
Significant drop in sickness levels:
Significant increase in productivity levels:
[ ] man-days recovered following programme
High success rate in all units following back classes delivery:
* Independent statistics provided by MPS Occupational Health
Tailored posture training, ergonomics and prevention exercises
(minimal theory: 5-10 minutes presented in layman's terms) (practical training: 50 minutes)
This is very different from manual handling techniques. It makes more sense.
Back training class feedback form
I attended a one-hour seminar on posture yesterday at Jubilee House.
The seminar was delivered by Mr Izzel Barbosa (Physiotherapist) and was excellent.
Mr Barbosa showed us how to take care of our backs in the workplace and combined his talk with exercises, demonstrations and simple practical advice.
He left us, the participants, empowered to take action now that will make a real difference in the way that we take care of ourselves in the workplace.
I have 11 members of staff in the Customer Service Team at Jubilee House who would greatly benefit from such a session if another one were to become available and I would encourage you to consider rolling this workshop out across the MPS for the benefit of all our staff.
Mr Paul E
Thank you so much for organising this today. It was really excellent - well delivered, informative and very relevant.
Please also pass my thanks on to the Physio (Izzel Barbosa) as his session was so good. I have been enthusing about this to everyone else here at Gilmour and encouraging them to attend.
Mr Alan M
I attended the back and knee preventative session that you delivered on Thursday 13/12/12 at ESB.
The course was very informative and excelled my expectations, I am already conscious of posture, stance etc.
Thank you for spending time at the end of the session answering my questions and I promise I will try and befriend Gravity and Immobility!
Ms Mala R
Thanks again for supporting another of our events. The feedback has been fantastic with all the chaps here raving about the day.
I have received some great emails and telephone calls, including one from our Commander!
Ms Sharon S
Thanks for the lecture last Tuesday. Again, it has been very well received, and felt to be very beneficial.
Can I confirm you are okay for Tuesday 14th at the same time.
Mr Stephen W
Thanks for delivering the back class a couple of weeks ago. It went down really well.
On the day we discussed some ideas that you had about delivering some other sessions to our people on ways to prevent injuries.
Can you remind me what you said and how you would be able to deliver them? I am really interested and would consider speaking to Mr B about securing your assistance.
Mr Daniel P
I have learnt how much I have abused my body in the last 20 years as a mounted officer.
I have learnt the correct method of obtaining the neutral position and importance of posture at all times.
I have realised that I have been causing most of if not all of my neck and shoulder pain by sitting incorrectly.
I have learnt the importance of good posture in preventing injuries.
The training was first class and very practical.