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WHAT IS ERGONOMICS?
Ergonomics is improving the “fit” between the worker, the work environment and the work being performed. Identifying injury risks in the workplace related to design, operations, worker anthropometry, work habits, environment, work flow or other related factors is the first step to reducing the costly musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) prevalent in today’s workplaces. MSDs are general aches, pains and injuries in the soft tissues and joints. They occur most frequently in the neck, lower back and upper limbs.
These musculoskeletal disorders account for a significant proportion of worker absenteeism. Carrying out ergonomic workplace and workstation assessments will help to identify work activities which increase the risk of workers developing musculoskeletal disorders. Early identification of such activities can allow early intervention to reduce the risk of injury. Such intervention may include changes to the workstation, to work equipment, to work postures or to the system of work
We offer individual in-house ergonomic workstation assessments to comply with the latest Health and Safety Regulations. The individualised ergonomic workstation assessment & report will include
WHAT DO WE PROVIDE?
Working height Assessment
Computer displays settings (recommendations on preventing and improving visual strain) monitor positioning, viewing angle, lighting conditions
Recommendations on use of ergonomic equipment
Neck and seat postures
Evaluation of room to operate and manipulate work equipment (e.g. clearances for writing, typing and other user specific tasks)
Recommendations on general workstation layout
Correct viewing distance to monitor
Sitting at work (including ergonomically sound adjustments of seats and recommendation on use or equipment such as seat cushions and lumbar supports)
Recommendations on lighting, illumination, positioning of workstation, room layout, optimum positioning of work equipment in multi-user offices, work flow optimization
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