Mobile working

Margaret was recently invited to speak at the Edinburgh IOSH branch meeting on the safe use of mobile and handheld devices. There have been reports in the media of the risk of discomfort with a range of these devices including iPads. and blackberries.

Organisations are increasingly providing these for their workforce, and it is important that the risk of discomfort is assessed and reduced, through the provision of suitable equipment (and ancillary equipment such as separate keyboards and mice where appropriate), and training in their use. Margaret worked with BT to produce guidance on the safe use of mobile devices, which is available on the resources page (under DSE).