Virtual Ergonomics Evaluations

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.

FAQ

How are these done?

We complete virtual ergonomics evaluations via your preferred video conferencing tool e.g. Zoom, Microsoft teams, google hangouts etc. A 30-minute slot at a specified time is agreed with each employee. The Ergonomist will take the employee through a full assessment of the furniture and equipment that they are using

How will you know what equipment the employee is using?

We will ask the employee to describe or provide pictures/ show us via video as much as possible. We find that virtual ergonomics evaluations work well.

What if the employee requires equipment while working in a home setting?

Prior to completing ergonomics evaluation for those who are working from home, we will create a pathway with you for the procurement of equipment for your team. This will be planned and agreed upon prior to carrying out evaluations.

What if the employee requires further support?

This is situation specific. We do follow up with each employee via email 2 weeks post evaluation. At this point, we will work with the employee to resolve any ongoing issues as possible.

What if our employee does not show up to their evaluation?

A. We operate on a 48-hour cancellation policy for all services. If the evaluation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior, there will be a charge of ½ the normal fee of the service. If there is a cancellation less than 24 hours before the evaluation, the charge will be the full amount. 

What if our employee does not show up to their evaluation?

If the employee is more than 10 minutes late to the virtual evaluation, it will need to be rescheduled

What does the employee need to participate in a virtual evaluation?

The employee will need a webcam and audio access for their virtual evaluation. We encourage employees to check with equipment prior to the evaluation.

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