Work From Home Ergonomic Assessment

We have unrivaled knowledge and experience when it comes to home office workstation assessments. Our services are all tailored to your circumstances and can be completed face to face or online. Our ergonomic assessments can be done at a basic, standard, or detailed level as group education or one on one via Skype or Zoom to attend a live webinar session.

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Home Office Ergonomic Risk Assessment

Many workers are now working from home either in a part time or a full time capacity. Flexible working arrangements are becoming more common throughout organizations.

It is important to ensure that the home office environment and workstation is assessed and setup ergonomically to suit all individuals working from home just as it is within the office.

With our assessments, we ensure that you and your employees know how to work with good posture, at a comfortable height with no awkward reaching, and with less motion. By taking an active step to ensure the health of your workers within their homes, it sends the message that you are a company who cares, and they are more likely to work harder for you.

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Why are Home Office Ergonomics So Important?

Both at home and in the office, strong ergonomics can make all the difference in preventing musculoskeletal disorders that can be painful and have long-term effects. At Corporate Work Health Australia, we can educate you about how to create an ergonomic home office setup to protect your health.

For companies who have employees who already have musculoskeletal complaints or injuries from the workplace, our home office workstation assessments will make sure that those workers have their desk and chair set up correctly to ensure that these complaints are not aggravated in any way.

A home office ergonomic assessment also makes sure that your employees have what is necessary to complete their work safely at home. We aim to reduce injuries in the workplace, and we take a comprehensive approach to provide the best level of care for you and your staff.

When staff work safely at home, they are more productive in their work. What’s more, should one of your employees suffer an injury as a result of a poorly set up workstation, they may then be off work, which can, in turn, cost your company a lot of money.

Reduce Work From Home Injuries and Boost Employee Productivity

Work From Home Ergonomic Assessment Benefits For Companies 

  • Educate yourself or your team on home office ergonomics best practice and how to optimise a home workstation set up

  • Prevent injuries whilst working at home

  • Ensure you or your team who have pre-existing musculoskeletal complaints or specific needs are set up correctly to avoid aggravation of those complaints

  • Ensure the home is appropriate to complete work from i.e. identify other hazards and risks away from the home office workstation that could cause injuries

  • The workplace has a duty of care to ensure a safe work environment and that you have the appropriate work tools and training. The home environment now must be considered as the workplace.

Work From Home Ergonomic Assessment Benefits For Employees 

  • Reduced aches and pains from completing computer based work from the home

  • Implementation of appropriate equipment if required

  • Record of consultation to ensure flexible work arrangements are safe

  • Employee and company working together to ensure home is safe for work

  • Any work from home issues are highlighted early rather than later

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 Work From Home Workstation Training And Assessment Courses

In person / face to face home workstation assessment options

Standard and Detailed options

‘Standard’ in person 30-45 minutes home office ergonomic & safety risk assessment (worker HAS NO musculoskeletal concerns)

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.
  • Focus on assessing the home office work area and home environment to ensure it is safe and suitable for working from home.
  • Includes recommendations for any changes or equipment required to maintain a safe workplace.
  • Includes 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.

‘Detailed’ in person 60-75 minutes home office ergonomic & safety risk assessment (worker HAS musculoskeletal concerns)

Case Example:

  • Worker is currently working from home to perform work tasks that are 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.
  • Extended assessment per worker (approximately 60 minutes consultation) to ensure adequate time to discuss musculoskeletal history.
  • Focus on assessing the home office work area and home environment to ensure it is safe and suitable for working from home taking into consideration the worker’s musculoskeletal history.
  • Includes recommendations for any changes or equipment required to maintain a safe workplace for the individual worker’s needs.
  • Includes consulting with HR, Health & Safety Rep/Officer & management if required.

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.

Online home workstation assessment options

Video, Teleconference and Self Assessment Options

Level 1 / ‘Basic’ 20 minute teleconference (video call only, no risk assessment form)

20 minute video conference call with our health professional discussing worker’s current workstation set up and concerns.  Our health professional will make recommendations to improve the worker’s home workstation set up and provide workers with some tips to reduce their risk of developing any musculoskeletal discomfort.

Includes:

  • Summary report of main discussion points discussed and recommendations
  • Access to CWHA free educational videos and educational handout

Individual Cost:

$ 70+GST (discounts for packages)

Level 2 / ‘Standard’ Teleconference and Self assessment form + Online 20 minutes

The standard home office risk assessment is for workers without any current musculoskeletal concerns

This teleconference may include the following:

  • Job task analysis / discussion of tasks worker will complete from home
  • Review and discussion of worker’s current home office set up
  • Discussion of current concerns and issues relating to worker’s home office
  • Education on current physical set up and working behaviours
  • Advice and prescription of appropriate movement strategies i.e. may include stretching, mobility and simple strengthening exercises

Includes:

  • Completion of self assessment form
  • Review of self assessment form by health professional
  • 1:1 consultation with health professional (20 minutes)
  • Risk assessment report including advice and recommendations
  • Access to CWHA free educational videos and educational handouts

Individual Cost: 

$120+GST (discounts for packages)

Level 3 / ‘Detailed’ Teleconference and Self assessment form + Online 30-40 minutes 

The detailed home office risk assessment is for workers experiencing complex musculoskeletal complaints and/or multiple musculoskeletal complaints

This teleconference may include the following:

  • Case history of worker’s complaint
  • Job task analysis / discussion of tasks worker will complete from home
  • Review and discussion of worker’s current home office set up
  • Discussion of current concerns and issues relating to worker’s home office
  • Education on current physical set up and working behaviours
  • Advice and prescription of appropriate movement strategies i.e. may include stretching, mobility and simple strengthening exercises

Includes:

  • Completion of self assessment form
  • Review of self assessment form by health professional
  • 1:1 consultation with health professional (30-40 minutes)
  • Risk assessment report including advice and recommendations
  • Access to CWHA free educational videos and educational handouts

Individual Cost: 

$180+GST (discounts for packages)

Home Office Workstation Desk Setup Training Package

Live face to face webinar 30-60mins

This session is ideal for the business who would like to educate their team or entire business in how to optimise their home workstation ergonomics

Includes:

  • Educating workers on how to optimise their current home workstation
  • Educating workers on movement behaviours and breaks to reduce static awkward working postures that may result in aches and pains
  • Prescription of basic stretches that can be performed whilst at the home workstation

Investment: 

$220 +GST

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can you tailor a package to our needs?

Yes If you are an organization looking to manage anywhere from 1-1000 workers now working from home we can customise a package to your needs.

How many staff can attend a work from home webinar training session?

Zoom Video Webinars allow you to easily conduct large online events with video, audio and screen sharing for up to 100 video participants.

Can we use another online training platform?

Yes we can use any platform of your choice such as Microsoft teams.

What is the most common work from home ergonomic assessment type?

Our ‘Standard’ Teleconference Home Office Workstation Risk Assessment is the most common solution companies opt for. This is completed with both an online self assessment form, as well as a 20minute online video call with a health professional.

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