Ergonomic Assessments

CWRS delivers ergonomic assessments, ergonomic training, and manual handling training to business and employers in Maroochydore, the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and north to Gympie, Maryborough and Bundaberg.

Poor ergonomic practices or workstation set-up can play a significant role in the development of many preventable musculoskeletal disorders including neck and back pain, shoulder and arm pain, headaches, or occupational overuse syndrome (previously known as RSI). Many of these injuries are avoidable by implementing correct ergonomics within the workplace.

An ergonomic assessment (also known as a workstation assessment) involves analysing a person’s workstation to ensure that it is ergonomically designed to suit the individual, thereby reducing their risk of injury. The Occupational Therapist will attend the nominated office and provide advice in relation to an individual’s physical suitability in relation to the size and adjustability of their office chair, desk, keyboard, mouse, monitor or laptop and other organisational equipment.

youtube_graphic_small Watch our OT conducting an Ergonomic Workstation Assessment

In formulating recommendations, the CWRS Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist will take into consideration the individual’s posture, physical and muscular demands, environmental factors (lighting, noise and temperature), work demands (repetition and pace of work) and the specifics of any reported injury.

A workstation assessment can be used to:

  • promote productivity in a healthy workplace by improving work comfort and therefore speed and efficiency
  • minimise the risk of injury and therefore the risk of a worker’s compensation claim
  • support the return to work of a worker following injury

An ergonomic assessment usually takes around 15-30 minutes per person and can be arranged as a consultancy for multiple employees.