Prevention Services

IPRS Health have been delivering workplace services across a wide range of sectors for 21-years. With regards the service delivery of our preventative services, no project is too small and never too big with every service providing a positive return on investment as demonstrated in the infographic below:

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An overview of each of our workplace services can be viewed below where a case study can be viewed.

For any queries relating to these service please contact our Client Relations Team.

Manual Handling Plus

Manual Handling is often an essential training part of the workplace but the evidence for its effectiveness is rather poor. Manual Handling Plus is driven by the latest evidence from the world of health and safety, biomechanics, physiotherapy and psychology.

The course has been shaped by our senior clinician who is currently undertaking his PhD in occupational lower back pain specifically looking into Manual Handling, along with two other senior clinicians within the business with over 25 years’ experience.

The programme is compliant with all health and safety standards including the HSE this programme is delivered through group debate and discussion, presentations and practical work. It is broken down into the following sections:

  • Load Management
  • Legislation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Movement Variability
  • Pain education
  • Graded Exposure
  • Lower back pain and anatomy
  • Practical Problem Solving

The course can be delivered face to face over 2 hours, half a day or a full day. The course can be designed to your companies needs and will always include a pre-course site visit so the trainer can understand the needs of your employees and their job demands fully before delivery.

Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)

This is a comprehensive battery of performance-based tests that is used commonly to determine ability for work, activities of daily living or leisure activities.

  • Detailed examinations and evaluation.
  • Measures level of function, the ability to perform functional or work-related tasks and the potential to sustain over a defined time frame.
  • Result is used to make return to work decisions, disability determination or rehabilitation plans.


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This document includes details of return of investment, pricing and case studies.

Vehicle Assessment

A Vehicle Assessment is a full assessment, conducted by an ergonomically trained physiotherapist, recording the setup, conditions of the vehicle relative to the patient and the role/job they fulfil. Alterations are made to improve the settings in the vehicle immediately and recommendations for supportive equipment can also be made, detailed within the report for approval by the referrer. As with DSE’s and RAA’s all settings are measured, photographed, and recorded before and after changes.

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 This document includes details of return of investment, pricing and case studies.


Body ‘MOT’ & Wellbeing Days

IPRS Health offers ‘mini’ musculoskeletal assessment or “Body MOT” days. These are held on an arranged day, often in conjunction with a Wellbeing event.

  • Series of pre-booked mini assessments.
  • 15-20 minutes.
  • Give employee chance to discuss concerns irrespective whether they are suffering injury.
  • Attendance to employer’s wellbeing days.

Functional Restoration Programmes (FRP)

IPRS Health can deliver a proven 7-week Return To Work focused restoration programme for those on long term absence or sickness. This biopsychosocial ‘hands off programme’ allows the employee to understand their pain while focusing on how functional impairment can be overcome aiding them back into work.

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This document includes details of return of investment, pricing and case studies.

Pre-Employment Screening

Pre-employment functional screening matches the capabilities of the candidate with the physical requirements of a particular role. This is used to ensure the potential employee has sufficient safe functional capabilities to meet the demands of the role in a safe manner and not pose an injury risk to themselves or colleagues surrounding them.


Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessments

IPRS Health have been delivering DSE assessments for over 20 years. We have a 3-tier structure to our health and safety executive (HSE) compliant Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments, which will cover working conditions, the environment, the work area and its surroundings. In general, we will spend up to 1 hour with the individual. We can also provide clients with a complete service from referral to equipment provision, meaning you do not have to worry about a single thing. We will remove the trouble of ordering recommended equipment by arranging the purchase, delivery and set up.

Level 1

We understand that not everyone will want or require a full clinical DSE assessment. This is a quicker assessment with a shorter report, but which still covers all required areas. They are ideal for those moving office, starting a new job, or indeed for those who want to ensure their staff are assessed but are happy to keep the clinical aspect reduced. It will be delivered by a skilled DSE technician or clinician and audited by a clinical supervisor.

Level 2

This DSE assessment is geared to those with a musculoskeletal issue. It will be carried out and audited by a clinician as they have a greater insight into the problems that will be described. A more detailed report will be provided after a lengthier assessment with the individual.

Level 3

This assessment is a specialist category. This would fall under the title of Reasonable Adjustment Assessment. It may involve multiple issues or possibly a medical concern, which requires a good deal or work, numerous adjustments and extra time spent on site with a detailed final report. We can also arrange for dyslexia assessments, via a partner.

By moving to the 3 tier DSE model, we believe we are able to include any and all clients and individuals and we can therefore provide a pricing structure to reflect this.

Whichever is chosen, IPRS Health will engage with the individual to ensure great care and attention is placed on the assessment. We will provide a clear and thorough report that will assist the client in guiding any changes and to help the individual while at work.


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This document includes details of return of investment, pricing and case studies.

DSE Sweeps

DSE Sweeps are a light version of our comprehensive DSE assessment. They allow for a high volume of evaluations to be processed in a day.


DSE Training

IPRS Health have a number of clinicians who are able to “train the trainer”. If your company has DSE Champions who require training or refresher courses, we can provide this in small groups and on site. Training involves theory and practical aspects of training.

Matching Capabilities

IPRS Health’s Matching Capabilities programme uses a coded system to highlight within a particular job role, the possible ergonomic or functional tasks that may aggravate or exacerbate an acute injury or an acute flare-up of a long-term musculoskeletal disorder. This is a tool that can be used by line managers to:

  • Safely place a worker following a return from sickness.
  • Consider placement within constraints of an individual’s musculoskeletal restrictions.
  • Access these musculoskeletal risk assessments from our hosted portal via any device connected to the internet

Download the document below to read a case study, gain return on investment information and to find out more information about Matching Capabilities.

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This document includes details of return of investment, pricing and case studies.