During an Ergonomic Workstation Assessment (EWA) specific functional problem areas within a workstation are identified, adjustments and strategies to optimise the ergonomics of an area are developed and necessary equipment is prescribed.
An Ergonomic Worstation Assesment may be used to assist in
The misuse of computers, tools and furniture can potentially result in musculoskeletal disorders, eye strain and other issues for employees.
Employee’s who are comfortable and ergonomically supported within their workstation are more productive and less likely to experience absenteeism or presenteeism.
A P2 Occupational Therapist/Ergonomist will conduct an ergonomic assessment by meeting with the employee (at their workstation) to get an understanding of their concerns, medical intervention to date, employment history and an understanding of the demands of their role.
All considerations are discussed with the employee and are summarised into an individually tailored report.
Employees will be given education on the implementation of the recommended equipment and other self managed supports & behavioural changes to help minimise any discomfort at work.