What is an Ergonomic Assessment?
An ergonomic assessment involves analysing how the individual interacts with workstation, their job tasks / requirements and the products they are using.
This assessment involves assessing the need to adjust the employee’s workstation including:
- Chair /seating
- Monitor /laptop
- Document solutions
The assessment also considers the employee’s:
- Work habits
- Work speed
- Individual limitations
- Repetitious movements
Following an the assessment there are usually recommendations made to the employee about the posture, having rest and stretches break etc. The employer is notified if there is a requirement for any pieces of equipment.
The aim of these assessments is to recognise potential risk factors for the individual using the workstation and provide them with strategies to maximise their workstation and minimise the risk of injury.
I often incorporate advice and simple workplace adjustment methods into my osteopathic treatments sessions.
Individual and corporate education and assessment services are also available.
Corporate sessions can incorporate an education workshop for groups of staff members and/or individual assessments, depending on your needs.