Ergonomic Office Assessments
"Comfortable, happy workers are far more productive"
Ergonomic assessments are recommended for all office–based workers, to not only keep workers comfortable, pain and injury-free, and enhance productivity, but as a means of reducing compensable claims and associated costs for the employer.
An ergonomic assessment is performed by an Occupational Therapist and involves direct consultation with the worker at their workstation, to assess their role, work processes and equipment used and provide on-the-spot education on correct set-up of the workstation and adjustment of the chair. Recommendations made by the assessor will then be detailed in a written summary report.
Benefits of Ergonomic Assessments
Prevention is better than cure and ergonomic assessments are a highly effective tool for mitigating the risk of workplace injury and promoting safety. Aches, pains and discomforts commonly experienced by office workers may be preliminary to injury, which can be prevented by empowering workers with knowledge of correct workstation adjustment, safe working postures and the importance of regular movement and stretching.
Ergonomic assessments are not only suitable for workers with a specific injury, disability or symptoms but also for healthy, symptom-free workers, to prevent injury and maximise performance. A brief ergonomic assessment is suitable for all employees who have not reported symptoms or injury. This ensures employees are aware of ergonomic principles, correct workstation set-up and chair adjustment. A brief summary report is provided, outlining any recommended equipment, such as footrests, monitor stands, document holders, etc.
AIP has extensive experience in conducting ergonomic assessments with small, medium and large organisations. Our repeat business is testimony to our professional, friendly, customised and cost-effective service.