A3 Musculoskeletal Awareness

Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD's)

The following are things you can do to help yourself.   Put these preventative measures into practice at all times, not just at work but also when at home. 



Stay active and take regular exercise.

Think about your posture and change your position frequently, get up and stretch.

For computer work, ensure that you adjust your chair and workstation.  

Sit up comfortably in a chair that supports your lower back.

Take regular breaks.

Vary your tasks.


Apply the safer manual handling principles at all times (see section A5)