Vehicle Ergonomic Assessment

Why is your vehicle ergonomic setup important?

Absenteeism and litigation aren’t just caused by manual tasks. Ergonomics is recognised as one of the most important factors in the workplace health and safety environment today. Poor posture is the underlying cause of many musculoskeletal disorders that we treat on a daily basis. If you are sitting in your car or manual handling to/from it, it is essential that it be adjusted to fit you. A worker required to work in a poorly designed space is destined to injury. All assessments are performed by fully qualified and practicing Physiotherapists, Osteopaths or Exercise Physiologists with extensive knowledge of the current legislation. Corporate Work Health Australia offer a number of ergonomic solutions for the workplace. We cater for both small and large companies and offer clients a variety of ways to provide vehicle ergonomic assessment & advice. If you have any queries about what vehicle ergonomic package might best suit your workplace, please call us to speak to a consultant.

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Vehicle Ergonomic Assessment

Standard Vehicle Assessment

Description: 20-30 minute consultation with the worker.

Requirements:  Worker and vehicle must be present to undertake this assessment.

Who Would Benefit From This Assessment?

  • Workers who are required to drive for their employer.
  • Companies who are looking to raise the awareness and education for drivers to improve their seated work
    posture and educate them on how to set the vehicle up to suit their specific needs.

The vehicle postural assessment report includes:

  • Consultation with the worker regarding any specific issues they have with the vehicle.
  • Assessment of the workers current vehicle set up – sitting posture, entering and exiting the vehicle, working within the vehicle, unloading and loading of the vehicle.
  • Education and advice on how to adjust the vehicle to improve seated driving posture. 
  • Reporting on assessment findings, advice and education given.

Detailed Vehicle Assessment & Report

Description:  45-60 minute consultation and assessment.

Requirements:  Worker and vehicle must be present to undertake this assessment.

Who Would Benefit From This Assessment?

  • Workers who are required to drive for their employer.
  • Workers with specific musculoskeletal complaints that are impacted by driving the vehicle, working within the vehicle or loading/unloading the vehicle.
  • Companies who are looking to raise the awareness and education for drivers to improve their seated work
    posture and educate them on how to set the vehicle up to suit their specific needs.

The detailed vehicle postural assessment report includes:

  • Consultation with the worker regarding any specific issues they have with the vehicle.
  • Assessment of the workers current vehicle set up – sitting posture, entering and exiting the vehicle, working within the vehicle, unloading and loading of the vehicle.
  • Education and advice on how to adjust the vehicle to improve seated driving posture. 
  • Reporting on assessment findings, advice and education given.

Vehicle Comparison Assessment

Description: 90-240 minute consultation with worker

Requirements:  Worker and 2 or more vehicles to be compared must be made available on the day of the assessment.

Who Would Benefit From This Assessment?

  • Workers who are required to drive for their employer.
  • Workers with specific musculoskeletal complaints that are impacted by driving the vehicle, working within the vehicle or loading/unloading the vehicle where a decision over a suitable vehicle has not yet been made. 

The report includes:

  • Consultation with the worker regarding any specific issues they have with the vehicle.
  • Analysis of the vehicle features (seat, space, storage, entering/exiting) of one vehicle compared to another whilst considering workers specific needs and characteristics.

 

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