Ergonomic Workstation Services
Who would benefit?
A workstation assessment (for office based workers) is used for workers returning to work after injury or illness or a worker having difficulty at work due to a work related or non-work related injury or illness. The assessment considers the workers individual requirements, the workplace environment and the needs of the organisation.
What does a workstation assessment involve?
The AXIS Physiotherapist uses their knowledge of the worker’s issue or diagnosis, and considers all contributing factors -workplace, individual, organisational.
- The worksite assessment (WSA) involves the analysis of work tasks (sedentary and manual), the work environment and the capability of the employee to perform his/her work based on their current status and with consideration of their injury/issue.
- Interventions and advice may be made at the time of the assessment or as future recommendations.
- Determination of availability and/or suitability of duties is made in consultation with the worker, supervisor and employer if it is deemed appropriate.
- In most cases, we will compile a report detailing the history or onset of symptoms, identification of contributing factors, interventions made at the time of the assessment and those that are recommended eg modification of work area or equipment changes. Axis will send this to the referring individual.
What do workstation screenings involve?
Screenings are an effective preventative strategy to reduce the future incidence of musculoskeletal disorder in an office based environment.
- Appropriate for workers who are new to the organisation or who have a new work station or equipment which needs to be briefly assessed.
- Three to four workers can be assessed in an hour.
- The report is a brief summary with identified risk factors, action taken and future action recommended.
See Dayle’s blog post on how anAxis Workstation Assessment helped one administrative worker stay on track, healthy, productive and most importantly – happy at work!