Why should I have a workstation assessment / ergonomics evaluation / ergo eval?
We can spend between 8 to 12 hours a day sitting at the same desk. The repetitive nature of our work and prolonged sitting can cause aches and pains which, in time, can impact on your daily activities and require medical intervention.
What are the benefits of a workstation assessment?
- Better working conditions
- Increased comfort
- Reduce the likelihood of accidents or repetitive strain injuries
- Improve work performance
Who can request for a workstation assessment?
Everyone! Whether you are from the HR department or Environmental, Health and Safety, are the office administrator or a personal assistant, your own boss or just someone who wants to make sure they are in the best position possible whether working from home or at the office, anyone and everyone can request for a workstation assessment.
How long does it take?
30 minutes on average
Where will the assessment take place?
At your desk in your office
What to expect from a workplace assessment?
Firstly, brief background information is gathered to understand if you have any aches, pains or conditions that may impact your work. Next, we find out about your typical work day to understand your computer/work demands. After this, we assess your current setup and use ergonomic and anthropometric theory to recommend adjustments to improve your setup using the equipment/furniture that is already in place. We will discuss with you the importance of ergonomics at work and using devices on the move and at home and, where required and with knowing what is available, we may recommend the use of ergonomics accessories and can assist with procurement where required.
What follow up support is available after the assessment?
Follow up contact is made after a set period (usually two weeks) to ensure that the new setup is meeting your needs and find out if any further active ergonomics support is required.