Osmond Ergonomics eBulletin August 2016

This article was originally emailed as our monthly eBulletin at 11:30 on 10/08/2016. You can view older eBulletins here and register to receive them monthly.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD DSE ASSESSOR?

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We have been discussing this topic with clients, specifically around the question ‘must they be medically qualified?’. In recent years, particularly in the public sector, there has been a tendency to include DSE (Display Screen Equipment) workstation assessments in an occupational health (OH) contract because it is believed that an OH background qualifies an assessor to understand the medical requirements and therefore, on this basis alone, to provide the best advice. I disagree! For my thinking and further observations – and to join in the discussion, please click here.

MOTUS UPDATE:

image2 OE EB AUG 2016Our Motus sit-stand desk continues to grow in popularity, offering outstanding quality and functionality at a very keen price. Our ‘standard’ frame colour is now RAL9006 silver to match the metalwork of many other fixed desk manufacturers. We also have three-leg frame configurations available from our warehouse for those needing corner or cockpit desk shapes. In addition to standard items available from stock, we can also supply white frames and face-to-face sit-stand benching systems. With the growing demand for sit-stand to be used alongside traditional sitting desks, we are now offering a furniture matching service by supplying Motus with the same worktops used on your fixed height furniture. On a lighter note, did you see our spoof videos announcing the latest delivery?

PRODUCT REVIEWS:

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Our online catalogue at ergonomics.co.uk now accepts product reviews. We have been thinking about how to offer this facility for some time and are delighted that it is finally in place. We have been frantically adding the option to each product page and most, if not all, pages will be enabled by the time you receive this eBulletin. If you have recently made a purchase or have a particular product you would like to comment on, please go to the relevant product page. Alternatively, here are a few direct links to best-selling products:
FlexDesk 630 Adapt 600 Chair Series FlexTop Laptop Stand  |  Motus Sit-Stand Desk

PRICE CHANGES:

image4 OE EB AUG 2016As you might expect, we are currently reviewing product pricing as a result of the ongoing state of the Pound against the Euro and Dollar. We have consulted widely with our supply partners within the industry and everyone is monitoring the situation closely! Changes will vary but expect 10% increases on some products with the first increases from September 1st, 2016. It is worth remembering that many of our products have had no price increase for more than five years. As always, we shall do everything possible to accommodate existing enquiries and potential projects so please discuss your forward plans with us as soon as possible. Remember also, as mentioned last month, that we can usually help with a leasing plan that releases cash and often has tax benefits.

OLYMPIC THINKING:

image5 OE EB AUG 2016Watching world-class athletes in action at the Rio Olympics brings to mind the RH brand message: ‘Designed for Human Performance’. For me, the men’s and women’s cycling road races demonstrate the importance of the correct equipment and the crucial link between humans and the tools they work with. Recent research at Chalmers University of Technology demonstrated how the RH Logic 400 improved working conditions and reduced tension and pain. Contact us for a copy of the infographic summarising the research findings. You can experience the value of a dynamic chair yourself by taking advantage of the RH trial offer. You can find more information here.

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