Upper Limb Ergonomics and Adjustments Workshop


Dates: 4th October 2019

Locations: Slough

6 CPD Points Accredited

Price: £195 (+VAT)

Discounts available to membership organisations, please contact Alice on 07500705235 or admin@eoph.co.uk for further information

This is Part two of our Ergonomic Series

This workshop will enable delegates to assess upper limb function and use ergonomic interventions to assist with the management of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders.

See part 1 of our Ergonomic Series: Fitness to Work and Functional Capacity Assessments

Course Overview

Learning Outcomes:
• To understand the concepts and risk factors for work-related upper limb disorders
• To develop/demonstrate an understanding of a basic systems approach to ergonomics with emphasis on physical ergonomics
• Use of risk assessment tools such as Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) and Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART)
• Practical application of RULA and ART tools in case studies
• To develop an understanding of upper limb disorders in the workplace
• To use a simple ergonomic approach to assess (MSD’s) in the workplace
• To enable delegates to adjust, with confidence and using ergonomic principles, a Display Screen equipment (DSE) workstation. Also to select office furniture e.g chairs and equipment for use with DSE.
• To undertake an ergonomic risk assessment in the workplace with the emphasis on physical factors

08:30 - 09:00 - Arrival and registration
09:00 - 10:30 - Session 1
o Musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb and the risk factors.
o Taking an ergonomic approach to the management of disorders.
10:30 - 10:45 - Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:15 - Session 2: Use of equipment
o Using an ergonomic approach to select equipment for employees with upper limb conditions
o Trial of various types of equipment available for use with Display Screen Equipment
o Discussion on what to consider when selecting equipment
12:15 - 12:45 - Lunch
12:45 - 14:15 - Session 3: How to assess risk factors for upper limb conditions
o Use of the RULA tool and practical application
14:15 - 14:30 - Coffee Break
14:30 - 16:00 - Session 4: How to assess risk factors for upper limb conditions
o Use of the ART tool and practical application

Speaker Bio: Sarah Nisar


I am a physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal disorders having worked as a senior and clinical lead physiotherapist in the NHS, for 30 years teaching both staff and students. My interest in occupational health has evolved from working in both the public and private sector and I now work almost entirely in occupational health practice. I have a research interest in Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders and regularly undertake ergonomic assessments in various employment sectors.

I take a practical and participative approach with ergonomic advice and delivery of training. I regularly train for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) and have experience in delivering training on all aspects of manual handling, ergonomic assessments and adjustments in the workplace.

My Role with EOPH
I work alongside the EOPH team to develop and deliver face to face training and online learning resources on ergonomics and adjustments relevant to professionals in occupational health.