Expert Ergonomic Assessments in Morayfield, QLD

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What is an Ergonomic Assessment

An ergonomic assessment assesses how a person interacts with the environment around them. Primarily, this is an assessment of someone’s desk or workstation. An ergonomic assessment is completed at the employee’s workplace by either a trained occupational therapist and/or physiotherapist.

The purpose of an ergonomic assessment is to rectify issues causing prolonged or chronic musculoskeletal difficulties. After a problem or risk is identified our staff are able to make changes/modifications to correct this.

What does an ergonomic assessment involve?

An ergonomic assessment typically takes 60minutes to complete and will involve the following:

  • An interview with the employee regarding their injury or reported concerns.
  • An assessment to establish their physical capacity and potential limitations.
  • Comprehensive report identifying the current ergonomic set up, and any recommendations for modification, equipment or postural changes.

Considerations for an ergonomic assessment include but are not limited to the following:

  • Office Chair or Seat
  • Workstation (e.g. Desks)
  • Computer positioning
  • Mouse and Keyboard
  • Leg space and footrest requirements
  • Document use
  • Storage

The following physical considerations will also be assessed during an ergonomic assessment:

  • Posture
  • Repetition
  • Speed of task completion
  • Rest breaks
  • Task rotation

When should an ergonomic assessment be conducted?

  • When there are complaints of neck or back pain with prolonged sitting, desk duties or driving.
  • Complaints of eye strain.
  • Reported concerns regarding shoulder, arm or wrist discomfort with keyboard, mouse or control use.
  • Reports of uncomfortable seating.
  • Difficulties returning to normal duties at work following injury or illness.

What are the benefits of an ergonomic assessment?

  • Identify ergonomic risks in the work place, and prevent resultant injury and illness.
  • Identify workers at risk of injury.
  • Prevent fatigue and inefficiencies caused by poor posture and work practices.
  • Educate employees regarding rest breaks and energy conservation strategies to minimize the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and other health problems.
  • Provide confidence regarding work procedures and ergonomic principles.
  • Improve work skills and efficiency.
  • Promote self-management of symptoms and workstation setup.


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