Ergonomics optimises the interface between people, their job and their environment. Companies use ergonomics to adapt their work environment to maximise the efficiency and productivity of their staff. An ergonomic workstation set up is safer and more comfortable for workers.
What are the benefits of an Ergonomic workplace?
Reduces physical/mental stress
Increases staff morale
Reduces sick leave
Reduces risks of claims
What is involved in an Ergonomic Assessment?
Our Physiotherapists can visit your workplace to complete an Ergonomic assessment. We will observe your workstation set up and ask a few questions relating to your job. We may also make adjustments to your chair, desk, or monitor, and give advice regarding additional equipment that is available. We will then provide a detailed report including recommendations that we feel will improve your workplace. An assessment usually lasts approx. 20-30 minutes.
Do I need an Ergonomic Assessment?
We recommend those who spend 1+ hours per day using a computer to have an assessment, or if you suffer from back/neck pain, shoulder pain, repetitive strain injuries, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, all employees who work with a computer must have a workstation set up that is not a risk to their health and must be trained in the safe use of the workstation.