Vehicle & Driver Ergonomic Assessment

Workers required to perform their duties in a poorly designed space are destined for injury. If your team is sitting in a car often, driving as part of the job or manual handling to and from a vehicle, it is essential that it be adjusted to fit them. It pays to be proactive in preventing injuries instead of waiting until a worker files a claim.

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Vehicle Ergonomic Assessment And Training

Incorrect ergonomic setup and poor posture are the underlying causes of many musculoskeletal disorders. This is why our vehicle assessments are performed by fully qualified and practicing Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Exercise Physiologists and Occupational Therapists.

Workplace injury and litigation aren’t just caused by manual tasks and heavy lifting. Ergonomics is recognised as one of the most important factors in the workplace health and safety environment today. Our assessors have extensive knowledge of current legislation and modern work practices.

Who Would Benefit From Vehicle Ergonomic Training
  • Workers who are required to drive as part of their job
  • Workers who perform work tasks within their vehicle
  • Workers who manually handle objects to and from their vehicle with and without manual handling aids.
  • Delivery Drivers / Couriers
  • Bus and Truck Drivers
  • Train, Tram and Taxi Drivers
  • Sales People
  • Tradies and Engineers
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Road Crews
  • Machinery Drivers

Subjects covered include:

  • Work-related musculoskeletal complaints and their causes associated with driving
  • Poor driving postures and habits
  • Recommended postures to minimise your risk of developing musculoskeletal aches and pains
  • Tips to setting up your vehicle correctly
  • Tips to improve manual handling of objects in/out of the vehicle
  • Exercises and stretches to relieve tension

Reduce Workplace Injury and Boost Employee Productivity

Vehicle Ergonomic Assessment Benefits For Companies

  • Manage vehicle ergonomic hazards and risks which may expose workers to strain or injury

  • Educate your workforce on vehicle ergonomics who drive or complete work from a vehicle regularly

  • Match workers to suitable vehicles for their work tasks and individual characteristics

  • Ensure injuries are not aggravated by mismatches between worker capacity and driving volumes

Vehicle Ergonomic Assessment Benefits For Employees

  • Improved driving comfort levels and awareness

     

  • Reduced risk of developing vehicle related ergonomic injuries in the workplace

     

  • Improved vehicle ergonomic match both for the individual and team

     

  • Greater worker engagement and consultation within the workplace leading to improved workplace culture

Process

1. Enquiry

Call, email or complete a form. Let us know what you want to achieve or the problems you are having.

2. Consultation

Phone, video call or face to face. We will discuss your needs, make some suggestions and provide a quote.

3. Assessment

Your assessment and/or training package is 100% tailor made to suit your needs, budget and service requirements.

4. Training

Onsite, online or both. Your personalised package is delivered by health professionals with extensive clinical and teaching experience.

5. Results

We have helped thousands of people at some of Australia’s top companies. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure you achieve the right results for your company and for your workers.

Our Driver and Vehicle Ergonomic Assessments

Standard Vehicle Ergonomic Assessment

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 Consultation & Assessment

45-60 minute

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

90-240 minute assessment and consultation

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. 
  • Companies looking to determine which of 2 vehicles best supports a worker with ongoing concerns

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.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What does a vehicle ergonomic assessment involve?

Consultation with the worker on any concerns they have related to their 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.

How long does a vehicle ergonomic assessment take to complete?

Assessments range from a basic 20 minute vehicle assessment through to a 2 hour multi vehicle assessment.

Where does a vehicle ergonomic assessment take place?

Our vehicle ergonomic assessments take place at the workplace, a worker’s home or a car dealership when required.

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