Physio for Business

It is a requirement for employers to carry out workstation assessments and good ergonomic practices should encourage greater efficiency and performance from staff, with a reduction in absence and higher morale.

Employers are obliged to provide training, assessment, and safe systems of work to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees where manual handling activities are carried out.

There are high costs associated with staff absence. The financial costs to employers can include sick pay, costs of temporary staff cover, potential new recruitment costs, low staff morale, possible legal and compensation cases, reduction in productivity, increased risk of errors and injuries with potential impact on insurance premiums.

The costs to injured staff through poor work practice or posture disorders are also high and can pose a high financial cost, lower morale, threaten future work opportunities and prospects and can have a major impact on home and family life.

physioFIRST is keen to work with local businesses to provide a first class service, to reduce work-related injury and increase efficiency amongst staff. physioFIRST can help employers to maintain staff health and wellbeing.

physioFIRST for Occupational Health Physiotherapy: Specialist provision of on-site assessment and training in Ergonomics such as individual workstation assessment, posture correction and advice, back-care awareness classes or group manual handling training sessions.