Conducting periodic ergonomic assessments for computer users illustrates a company’s commitment to managing health risks to not only their tradesmen but to also their office based staff. Working for Health occupational health practitioners work with computer uses individually and explore relevant health/injury history, work methods, work environment as well the actual workstation itself during an ergonomic assessment. Adjustments or recommendations will be made in accordance with the standards outlined in the Department of Labour/ACC Guidelines for Using Computers.
Ergonomic workstation assessment are not limited to desk users either. A workstation could be any work space, bench, area or vehicle where a worker is required to work at for a length of time.
We recommend that baseline computer workstation assessments are conducted as soon after the start of employment for new office staff. We further advise that office staff have a follow-up assessment if they move or have significant changes to their workstations. An urgent ergonomic computer workstation assessment should be conducted for any staff member who reports discomfort or sustains an injury.
These are some of the options we offer for workstation assessment: