An individual workstation assessment is a detailed risk assessment of an employee’s office workstation which is often conducted if a person is experiencing discomfort or has sustained an injury.
- Individual workstation assessments are aimed at identifying risk factors at the workstation that may cause injury and finding preventative solutions to these problems.
- Analysis of all aspects of the workstation – chair, desk, monitor, keyboard, mouse and the placement of these at the workstation.
- Analysis of the employee – job requirements and their working posture.
- Discussion of rest and stretch breaks throughout the day to minimise injuries.
- Recommendations including any ergonomic office equipment that may be required.
A report is formulated following the assessment and this will be provided to human resources for evaluation.Workstation assessments can be conducted on an individual basis as well as a proactively.
Proactive workstation assessments enable an organisation to ensure that their employees are set up at their workstation in a safe and correct manner. They usually involve a shorter assessment and more concise report.
The Covid-19 pandemic has rendered the entire workforce working from home in their pyjamas. However, at some point employees will be back in the workplace. Are your offices ready for the post-Covid era? Nobody wants their employees to be complaining of sudden neck and back issues, which is why an ergonomic workstation assessment must be done to protect your team from body strain, repetitive tasks and difficult sitting postures.
OHS Ergonomic Workstation Assessment
At Ergoworks Consulting, our assessments are done by professional occupational health professionals. Once the offline and/or online ergonomic workstation assessment is done, we shall send you a report, which includes our findings, recommendations and remedies. If needed, employers may be requested to modify certain workstations or work zones to accommodate employees.
Why Ergoworks Consulting?
Online ergonomic workstation assessments are easily available for employers who genuinely care for their employees. Such examinations reduce costs, improve quality of work, enhance employee productivity and engagement apart from creating a conducive work culture. Such assessments can be performed on all kinds of employees irrespective of their height, size, job descriptions, interests and seating arrangements. Though planning for online OHS ergonomic workstation assessment and ergonomic furniture seems like a heavy investment at first, it will boost the company’s growth immensely. After all, happy employees lead to valuable profits!
“8 out of 10 people who use a computer will suffer a soft tissue injury as as direct result of using a computer.” Comcare