Ergonomic assessments, also referred to as workstation assessments, are scientific, evidence-based assessments with an objective of ensuring a worker’s workstation is designed in such a way to minimize the risk of injury and allow for optimal productivity.
Assessments are conducted:
- To support injured workers returning to work by ensuring that their workstation is designed to minimize any discomfort as they recover from their injury and prevent any re-aggravation.
- For workers who work from home, to ensure their working environment is safe and optimally designed.
We offer brief assessments designed to ensure correct workstation set-up. These checklist-based assessments are a cost effective way of preventing any injury, pain or discomfort for an individual or a group of workers.
Where an individual is already experiencing pain or discomfort, or has an injury or disability, we conduct a thorough assessment to ensure they can work safely and comfortably. The assessment helps employers to meet their duty of care with a formal report also provided.
All ergonomic assessments are conducted by experienced physiotherapists and cover:
- Workplace posture
- Physical work demands
- Equipment and workplace design
- Environmental factors (lighting, noise and temperature)
- Keyboard and mouse usage
- Micro-break advice and exercises
- Management strategies