Workstation assessments

Employer attitudes to workstation ergonomics varies enormously across the workplace. But those who take a proactive approach have a fitter, happier, more productive workforce and lose fewer days to sickness absence than those who are reactive.

If you or your staff are suffering from any form of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) don’t ignore it. A thorough assessment from an ergonomic expert will look at everything from the castors on the chair, to checking if the keyboard suits a users typing style. The solution to two individuals pain is rarely the same. It can sometimes be as simple as the positioning of the mouse, but all MSD’s have one thing in common: ignoring them makes them worse and costs more.

We charge £75 + vat for a workstation assessment. We look at the set up of the entire workstation and equipment, the users habits and use of the equipment, their immediate environment and their routine. We can then make changes and/or recommendations based on what we have seen.

Call us to discuss your requirements. 01392 202012.

A basic DSE assessment checklist which will cover an employers legal obligations can be downloaded free from the HSE website. This should be completed with the aid of a trained person.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ck1.htm

Who should have a workstation assessment?

If you are an employer, you should assess all of your colleagues, regardless of where they are working. Eg they need an assessment if they are office or home based. This needs to be updated if significant changes are made to the workstation, or the colleagues personal situation changes, for example if they suffer an injury.

 Self employed people – if you’re struggling to work comfortably, or if you are considering new equipment, let us come and advise. We’ll give you a wrtiten report, and if we do advise new equipment, you are not obliged to purchase from us. .

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