ECIA is a busy environment of committed, hard-working staff. The sedentary nature of the work was causing reductions in overall staff wellbeing and a high rate of back and neck injury. Staff reported that a demanding workload meant they had limited time to engage in health and wellbeing activity.
PHW saw an opportunity to achieve immediate benefits through ergonomic assessment and improvements to staff workstations. Building on the momentum, PHW delivered a broad cultural change program, which built individual and group-level understanding of ergonomics. This empowered staff to take control of their own workstation practice. Further initiatives, such as the use of Therabands, allowed staff to increase movement and exercise levels in-situ.
ECIA reported a 30% decrease in reported neck and back injury and 20% of staff significantly increased their physical activity at the workplace.
“PHW Group delivered an informative and down-to-earth group training session followed by 1:1 ergo assessments. As a result, staff are now equipped … to avoid injury whilst at work. The overall service provided by PHW Group was excellent and pre- and post-assessments reflect this.”
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