Home Working Good Practice

Find out how home workers can stay healthy and productive using good ergonomics.

About the event

We take a look at home working following a series of online events on ‘Home working Done Right’, run by leading workplace wellbeing company, Osmond Ergonomics.

The information in this webinar will cover in brief, how home workers can stay healthy and productive.

  • You’ll learn the basics of employers’ duty of care, specifically about an employer’s responsibilities towards DSE users working at home and the benefits for making sure home workstations are suitable for the individual and the tasks they carry out.
  • You’ll find out about the type of products available, together with a few relevant posture tips and advice and guidance for purchasing equipment. What you see online may look appealing but can it function properly when used for 8 hours per day, 5 days per week?
  • You’ll hear about good practice to maintain wellbeing through movement and breaks.

About the presenters

Stuart Entwistle has worked at Osmond Ergonomics since 2001. Starting as an Installation Engineer, he progressed through the Customer Service and Sales Departments to become an Advanced DSE (Display Screen Equipment) Assessor in 2005. He has carried out thousands of face-to-face and virtual assessments – a mix of office and homeworkers and Higher Education students with physical disabilities. With this knowledge as a foundation, Stuart became Training Manager in 2013, developing and delivering a range of generic and bespoke modules, including the creation of a series of IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Management) approved training courses.

Lillian Antonio, consultant and director at The Modern Ergonomist

Juliet Raine (Chair of the event) qualified as a physiotherapist in 2005. After completing her rotations in the NHS she moved into private practice and “fell” into the world of DSE assessments. Suspecting there was a little more than positions of screens and settings of a chair she investigated the world of ergonomics deeper, eventually completing a Masters in Health Ergonomics in 2015. She’s specialised since 2008 not only in DSE assessments, but in injury prevention strategies, improving productivity and holistic workplace wellness interventions in a variety of settings, including laboratories, vehicles of all shapes and sizes, airport handling and security processes, factories and the retail and rail industries. She has been specialising in home working since 2017, when she began delivering remote DSE assessments for employees working from home. She works closely with companies internationally to ensure their strategies have the health and wellbeing of their employees at the heart of their policies and procedures.