Whats involved with a vehicle ergonomic risk assessment?

Vehicle seat set up is important to ensure workers are comfortable and set up to support safe working driving postures. The vehicle ergonomic risk assessment and group based education sessions are increasing in demand at Corporate Work Health Australia as companies and workers realise the importance of health and safety with regards to vehicle seat set up, working within the vehicle and manual handling to and from the vehicle. The vehicle for many workers may infact be the primary work tool or work site for many and as a result of this, companies and workers are seeing the need to ensure health and safety and education is provided with regards to the following key areas: Entering and exiting the vehicle safelyVehicle seat ergonomic set upWorking within the vehicle safelyStorage and manual handing to and from the vehicle The types of vehicles we currently assess and provide advice on include: Sedan / HatchbackSUVTransport vanTruckPlant operating machineryForklifts Working within the vehicle is increasing as the number of workers who are required to use the vehicle as their primary work site. The most common reason we will be asked to undertake a vehicle ergonomic risk assessment and training for companies and worker(s) include: Workers who are required to travel in a vehicle as part of their job i.e. sales reps.Workers who currently perform work within their vehicle whilst stationary i.e. laptop, tablet, mobile phone or paper based tasks.Workers who are required to store and transport items to and from their vehicle that involve manual handling and use of manual handling lifting devices. Workers who are experiencing musculoskeletal complaints with regards to their... read more

What is involved with an office workstation desk assessment?

Office workstation desk assessments are desk based consultations carried out at the workstation between Corporate Work Health Australia team of health professionals (osteopath, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, exercise physiologist and myotherapist) and the worker. Consultations can range from 10 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the reason for the assessment and goals of the consultation. The aim of this blog is to provide some insight into what we do when undertaking a workstation ergonomic assessment with a worker. Whats involved with an office workstation desk assessment? The office workstation desk assessment can last anywhere between 10 minutes and 60 minutes depending on the type of assessment requested and the objectives of the assessment. One of our health professionals will visit your workplace and consult with the worker(s) and look to educate and set workers up at their workstation to improve comfort, productivity, whilst also looking to improve the health and wellbeing of the worker and reduce ones risk of developing musculoskeletal strains and sprains. Our initial discussion with the worker will look to discuss the following: Consultation with the worker regarding their jobJob tasks performedWork hoursBreak behavioursCurrent musculoskeletal or work environment concerns. Some of the reasons why a workplace will look to implement a workstation ergonomic assessment can be due to some or all of the reasons below: Education on best practice workstation set up with regards to the chair, computer and other desk accessoriesEducation of workers regarding sitting and working postures, movement behaviours, stretching and strengthening exercisesEducation of workers regarding workstation hazards and risks to raise awareness about workplace occupational health and safetyMusculoskeletal injury management Following the initial consultation... read more

Welcome to Corporate Work Heath Australia Blog Page

Corporate Work Health Australia Directors – Osteopath Heath Williams and Physiotherapist Wade Brennan will be posting regular content on all things office ergonomics, vehicle ergonomics, manual handling training, manual handling risk assessments, OHS consulting and health and wellbeing in the workplace. The aim of our blog is to provide you with current and useful information that can be shared within your business, to your clients and provide you with updates on how you can look to improve OHS and health and wellness in the workplace. Stay tuned for more blogs soon. Heath Williams (osteopath) Director of Corporate Work Health... read more