Gerrit Pollentier

Gerrit Pollentier

Expertise : ergonomics

Dutch, English

Who am I?

Problems need to be tackled at the source. That’s why I made the move from being a self-employed physiotherapist to an ergonomics prevention adviser. This has also enabled me to build up a wide array of experience on a whole range of ergonomic improvement projects in all sorts of different sectors.

In the meantime, as the person in charge of ergonomics at Mensura, I have assembled a strong team around me. My staff take my solution-focused vision and implement it with our clients.

With great results, too: in 2018, Mensura won the HR Excellence Award for the innovative approach taken to ergonomics at Carglass.

You have a body, you’re an athlete" Bill Bowerman


I take an analytical approach to complex issues in a very wide range of ergonomic working environments and then implement the solution on a step-by-step basis using a project-based methodology. Consultation is vital here: with workers, on the workfloor and with management.  

I go for a strong communication style. The ultimate goal is to offer more than just advice. My staff and I are committed to the practical implementation of the solutions we propose. 

I am certified as a European Registered Ergonomist and play an active part in the industry working group for the VerV ergonomics association.


Manager of ergonomics – Mensura           
Since 2018

Ergonomics prevention adviser – Mensura                                                           
Since 2011

Ergonomics specialist – KBC Group Belgium        
2006 - 2011 

External ergonomist prevention department – CBMT
2004 - 2006 

Self-employed physiotherapist – Herent Group Practice
2004 - 2006 


European Registered Ergonomist

Ergonomics software

Ergonomics prevention adviser
2007 – 2008 

Office ergonomics

Low back management

Structural osteopathy
2004 – 2005 

Honours degree in physiotherapy
2001 – 2004 

Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy and rehabilitation science
1999 – 2001 

Each year I take part in various ergonomics congresses and study days. I have also completed many courses on management, leadership and innovation.

Recent publications

A multidisciplinary case study to optimise ergonomic work conditions in a new distribution centre at the world’s leading sports brand 

Two User-Friendly Digital Tools for Multidimensional Risk Assessment Among Workers with Display Screen Equipment 


I head up the ergonomics department at Mensura and am very happy to recommend the training courses presented by my colleagues. Make your choice and work safely and ergonomically.

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