Ergonomic Assessment Services
Do you work in an office or from home? Have you got a workstation? Are you required to sit for longer than 1 hour per day? Most importanly have you completed an ergonomic assessment of your work area?
Poor ergonomics can lead to Musculoskeletal disorders also known as Work Related Upper Limb Disorders and Repetitive Strain Injuries.These are soft tissue injuries that affect the muscles,tendons, nerves, ligaments, joints and/or blood vessels.
What does the term Ergonomics mean ?
Ergonomics is the relationship between the worker and the job. It focuses on the design of work areas or work tasks to improve job performance. The goal of ergonomics is to provide maximum productivity with minimal physiological or health cost to the worker. A number of factors play a role in ergonomics; these
include body posture and movement (sitting, standing, lifting, pulling and pushing), and environmental factors (noise, lighting, temperature and humidity).
Do my employees need a Ergonomic Assessment ?
The simple answer is yes. Under Chapter 5 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007. Employers are responsible for ensuring that any display screen equipment does not pose any risk to the user in general use, and that the equipment should be assessed to evaluate health and safety conditions.
So what is an Ergonomic Assessment?
It is a review of your current work station set up. Firstly we will visit your work premises. This is to allow us to review and observe your current set up. Secondly we will reccommend adjustments and control measures to make your work area more comfortable for you. In addition we will give you a written report. Your report will provide information on hazards identified and advice on the most efficient set up for your workstation.
It is important to remember that by applying Ergonomics to your workplace you are reducing the likelihood of injuries and ill health such as pains and aches from shoulders, backs and wrist. In conclusion a comfortable work environment is a more productive work environment.
Online Ergonomic Assessments
We also offer a fantastic online Assessing Display Screen Equipment Course. This course covers a range of things such as adjusting your chair and screen, looking at the layout of your workstation and control and prevention strategies. Course time is approximately 1 hour 50 mins and costs only €35.