Office Ergonomic Training and Assessments
The best way to prevent poor ergonomic work practices, is to provide employees with the right information to be able to identify the issues or risk factors before they cause an injury
An ergonomic assessment involves evaluating a worker at their workstation (seated or standing) or vehicle to ensure optimal working and driving postures, work practices and correct workstation set up.
Advice and education is given following the assessment, including suggested adjustments to seating, mirrors, steering wheel, etc. as well as changes to habits and manual handling.
Ergonomic equipment recommendations can be made where appropriate.
Virtual Ergonomic Assessments
Due to the current pandemic impacting the vast majority of workplaces, many employers have made the decision to implement work from home policies for large portions of their workforce. With this comes challenges around how to ensure a safe working environment for your employees, particularly around optimal ergonomic set up.
Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their employees’ health and wellbeing is not compromised during this period of uncertainty. The lack of supportive equipment, suitable workspaces and often the requirement to use laptops for a prolonged period means that the potential for musculoskeletal injuries is significantly exacerbated, predisposing employers to an increased likelihood of claims and cost of doing business.
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