A month-long campaign has been launched with the aim of reducing the risk of back pain, repetitive strain injury (RSI) and other musculoskeletal disorders through the promotion of improved posture.

Called Ergonomix, the initiative is being run by Fellowes, in partnership with charity BackCare.

According to the organisations, 80 per cent of people in the UK suffer back pain at some point in their lives and more people than ever are being affected by RSI and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Additionally, research commissioned by Fellowes indicated that 53 per cent of UK office workers are unaware that work station assessments are a legal requirement.

"Back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders can be prevented by conducting a computer workstation assessment and by taking simple steps to ensure that you are working comfortably," stated Louise Shipley, Fellowes’ ergonomic expert.

According to the findings of a report conducted recently by Dame Carol Black, ill health is costing the UK around £100 billion each year.