Mobile working - managing ergonomics issues in the changing workplace

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Date & time

Friday 4 October 2019, 12.30pm


Ed Milnes, Director, Guildford Ergonomics


Mobile working - physically using mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, is a key element of agile, remote and flexible working. How we work is changing, and while the flexibility offers us many benefits, prolonged use of mobile devices carries musculoskeletal risks.

In the first part of this webinar we will look at the evidence base - what does the science tell us about the risks? How seriously do we need to take this? In the second part of the webinar we’ll look at how to assess and manage the risks from a duty holder perspective, and the kinds of issues to look out for and avoid.

About the speaker

Ed Milnes

Ed is a Chartered Ergonomics and Human Factors consultant with a particular interest in the ergonomics of mobile device use - leading to his writing of the CIEHF guidance on mobile working ergonomics. Ed comes from a health and safety regulatory background - having worked as an ergonomist first at the Health & Safety Laboratory, then as an HSE Specialist Inspector in Ergonomics and Human Factors. Since 2015 Ed has worked as an independent consultant to provide support, advice and training to a wide range of clients, from the services/office sector, to manufacturing and high-hazard sectors.