Why is workstation setup important?
Absenteeism and litigation aren’t just caused by manual tasks. Ergonomics is recognised as one of the most important factors in the workplace health and safety environment today. Poor posture is the underlying cause of many musculoskeletal disorders that we treat on a daily basis. If you are sitting at a workstation it is essential that it be adjusted to fit you. An employee designed to work in a poorly designed space is destined to injury
Our workstation assessments can be provided for a single employee, a particular work group or for the whole organization. All assessments are performed by fully qualified and practicing Physiotherapists and Osteopaths with extensive knowledge of the current legislation. All our assessments include a detailed report on key assessment findings, current or potential injuries and proposed recommendations.
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Let Corporate Work Health Australia complete your training & assessments
Corporate Work Health Australia offer a number of ergonomic solutions for the workplace. We cater for both small and large companies and offer clients a variety of ways to provide ergonomic assessment & advice. If you have any queries about what ergonomic package might best suit your workplace, please call us to speak to a consultant.
Our current Ergonomic packages include:
Individual and Group Ergonomic Assessments
1. "Sit Safe" Ergonomic Training with individual ergonomic advice (Book per hour, 2 hour minimum)
Our most basic level of ergonomic cover for organisations. This option is suited to larger groups of workers needing ergonomic advice. Our 'Sit-Safe' Ergonomic Training is completed onsite for groups of 12-15 workers per course. A registered Physiotherapist or Osteopath will facilitate the training sessions that includes both theoretical and practical components, emphasizing the importance of postural awareness in the workplace, and teaching the basics of correct ergonomic setup and well as common injuries and faults. This allows workers to return to their desks and correct the basics. We then spend the rest of the time available visiting each worker at their workstation and making further corrections and answering questions.
Suitable for 12+ workers, particularly larger groups of workers - 'Sit-Safe' Ergonomic Training provided for 30 - 60 minutes for all workers
2. Standard Group Assessments, 15-30 minutes per worker (Book per hour, 2 hour minimum)
Our group workstation assessments take approximately 15-30 minutes per worker and tend to be more preventative and proactive in nature. Typically, the workers are not experiencing any symptoms or have minor complaints only and the assessment aims to ensure that their workstation is set up correctly to prevent injury. Our therapists will review the individual and their workstation, identify any issues, modify where necessary their workstation to minimise risk of injury and provide recommendations in terms of self-management strategies, ergonomic accessories and safe working practices.
Suitable for 4+ ergonomic assessments/workers
3. One-on-one Specialist Assessments (longer assessment), including detailed report
Many of your workers may complain about pain or numbness after sitting for prolonged periods at the desk. Even more worrying is that some workers often suffer in silence and fail to report the early onset of symptoms. Work performance can decrease as their comfort decreases. Our consultants are able to come to you to carry out one-on-one consultations to identify risk factors and assess root cause/s and provide recommendations on appropriate management.
The assessment allows the health professional to interview the employee on their current concerns, any past injury history, and ensure that any modifications suit their individual needs. Our aim is to resolve and/or significantly improve symptoms which employees experience when at work and prevent the likelihood of aggravation occurring.
Suitable for 1+ ergonomic assessment/worker experiencing current musculoskeletal complaints
4. Home Office Ergonomic & Safety Risk Assessment, including detailed report
All employers have a duty of care under current legislation to provide a safe workplace for their workers. If a worker is working from home this includes their home office and home environment. This level of assessment ensures your workers home office has been assessed for both ergonomic risk factors and general safety risk factors.
Building on from our ergonomic assessments we are able to send a cert IV OHS qualified practitioner to your workers home office to complete an ergonomic assessment and safety risk assessment with report. Our consultants are able to come to you to carry out one-on-one risk assessment consultations to identify all ergonomic hazards, plus assess manual handling issues, repetition, trip hazards, fire safety, ventilation, emergency contacts, childcare arrangements and first aid supplies. This will provide you with a report which can be kept with your Health and Safety Rep's records for management.
Suitable for 1+ ergonomic and safety risk assessment/worker who works from home office
Whole Office Ergonomic, Manual Handling and Risk Assessment
The office Risk Assessment involves the assessment of the following key areas:
Conducting an office risk assessment allows us to identify where there may be risks in the office environment and provide you with solutions to reduce the risk in the office work environment.
As part of the office risk assessment, consultation with key stakeholders such as HR, MD or Operations manager, OHS rep and office workers is required.
Duration: The duration of the office risk assessment will vary depending on each company and may take between 1 hr and half a day.
What happens after the assessment?
Our consultants will provide you with a detailed report on the office risk assessment and provide you with solutions to help reduce the risk in the workplace.