Home Office Ergonomic Workstation Assessments

Home Office Ergonomic Workstation Assessments

“All employers have a duty of care under current legislation to provide a safe workplace for their workers.”

If a worker is working from home as part of an agreed work plan, this includes their home office and home environment. This level of assessment ensures your workers home and home office work area has been assessed for both ergonomic risk factors and general occupational health and safety risk factors.

Building on from our ergonomic assessments we are able to send an Occupational Health Consultant (osteopath, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, exercise physiologist) to your workers home office to complete a home office ergonomic workstation assessment and occupational health and safety risk assessment with report.

Our health professional consultants will visit the workers home to carry out one-on-one home office ergonomic workstation assessment consultation + safety risk assessment to identify all ergonomic hazards, plus assess work related manual handling issues, repetition, trip hazards, fire safety, ventilation, emergency contacts, childcare arrangements and first aid supplies. This will provide you with a report which can be kept with your Health and Safety Rep’s records for management.

 

‘Standard’ Home Office Ergonomic Workstation & Occupational Health and Safety Risk Assessment (worker has no current musculoskeletal complaints)

All employers have a duty of care under current legislation to provide a safe workplace for their workers. If a worker is working from home this includes their home work office and home environment. This level of assessment ensures your workers home office has been assessed for both ergonomic risk factors and general safety risk factors. Building on from our ergonomic assessments we are able to send a qualified health practitioner to your worker’s home office to complete a home ergonomic workstation assessment and occupational health and safety risk assessment with report. Our consultants will carry out a risk assessment to identify all ergonomic hazards, plus assess manual handling issues, repetition, trip hazards, fire safety, ventilation, emergency contacts, childcare arrangements and first aid supplies. This will provide you with a report which can be kept with your Health and Safety Rep’s records for management.

Home Office Ergonomic Case Example:

  • Worker is currently working from home to perform work tasks as outlined in their current work contract.
  • Worker is currently not experiencing any musculoskeletal complaints with a focus on assessing the home office work area and home environment to ensure it is safe and suitable for working from home.
  • Extended assessment per worker including consulting with HR, Health & Safety Rep/Officer & management if required.

Assessment includes:

  • 1:1 consultation with the worker at their home (Approximately 30 minutes consultation)
  • Assessment of the workers current home office work area and home environment.
  • Report provided including details of ergonomic workstation assessment and occupational health and safety risk assessment plus identified hazards.

 

‘Specialised’ Home Office Ergonomic Desk & Safety Risk Assessment (worker is currently experiencing musculoskeletal complaints or has a previous history that requires specific equipment or workstation adjustment)

All employers have a duty of care under current legislation to provide a safe workplace for their workers. If a worker is working from home this includes their home office and home environment. This level of assessment ensures your workers home office has been assessed for both ergonomic risk factors and general safety risk factors. Building on from our ergonomic assessments we are able to send a qualified health practitioner to your worker’s home office to complete an ergonomic assessment and safety risk assessment with report. Our consultants will carry out a risk assessment to identify all ergonomic hazards, plus assess manual handling issues, repetition, trip hazards, fire safety, ventilation, emergency contacts, childcare arrangements and first aid supplies. This will provide you with a report which can be kept with your Health and Safety Rep’s records for management.

Case Example:

  • Worker is currently working from home to perform work tasks that is part of their agreed working from home arrangement with the employer.
  • Worker is currently experiencing musculoskeletal complaints or has a previous history that requires specific equipment or workstation adjustment (approximately 60 minutes consultation)
  • Extended assessment per worker including consulting with HR, Health & Safety Rep/Officer & management if needed

Assessment includes:

  • Individual consultation with their worker at their home regarding current musculoskeletal complaints/concerns, workstation concerns, job tasks performed and review of work area and home environment.
  • Detailed report provided including details of ergonomic assessment and safety risk assessment plus identified hazards.

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