Ergonomic Workstation Assessment

What Is A Computer Workstation Assessment?

A computer workstation assessment is an assessment of your employee’s computer workstation and the tasks that they carry out, relative to their personal abilities.

The aim of the assessment is to identify, analyse and mitigate any risk factors which may be causing current or future health problems, or may be reducing work performance.

Computer workstations or equipment can be associated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pain, as well as with fatigue and eyestrain.

Ongoing employee discomfort, pain and injury in the workplace can decrease productivity, increase absenteeism and reduce staff morale.

What Are Workstation Risks?

Workstation risk factors may be related to:

  • Posture
  • Design of the work area
  • Design of equipment
  • Design of the job and the way in which it is carried out

What Does A Workstation Assessment Include?

Our experienced occupational health nurse will:

  • provide individual employee workstation assessments
  • demonstrate skills and training for groups to prevent pain and injury at the computer workstation
  • manage any discomfort and or injury at time of assessment
  • encourage early reporting of discomfort and injury

Our occupational health nurse carries a certificate from AUT in health ergonomics.

The Working Health computer workstation assessments are in compliance with:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Guidelines for using computers, ACC 5637(Nov 2010)
  • Preventing & Managing Discomfort, Pain & Injury, ACC 5181(Apr 2013)

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