The benefit of virtual ergonomics evaluations:
Use of video conferencing to provide ergonomics evaluations for those working remotely or from home. It means that everyone, regardless of your location, at home or in the office can have:
- Access to ergonomics evaluations.
- Support from an ergonomics specialist as required.
- Attend group educational sessions on the importance of ergonomics at work.
What happens during a virtual ergonomics evaluation?
A one-to-one 30-minute ergonomics evaluations over video conferencing using Fit for Work’s assessment software to document the evaluation and generate a report. During this time, brief background information gathering is done to understand if the user has any aches, pains or conditions before starting the assessment. Next, we find out about the user’s typical work day to understand their computer/work demands. After this, through detailed questioning and use of the camera/video we assess the user at their desk and use ergonomic and anthropometric theory to instruct on adjustments to improve the desk set up as required using the equipment/furniture that is already in situ. The user is educated on the importance of ergonomics at work and using devices on the move and at home and, where required and with knowing what is available at each site, we may recommend the use of ergonomics accessories. Follow up contact is made with the user (after an agreed period) to ensure that the new setup is meeting their needs and no further active ergonomics support is required.