Workstation Ergonomic Assessment & Training Course

One of the unseen sources that cost businesses time and money every year is poor workstation ergonomics. An uncomfortable employee cannot focus and engage with their work to the degree that they would like to when their mind is on the pain in their lower back, or strain on their wrists. Ergonomics in the workplace is, therefore, a key part of achieving targets and retaining staff.

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Workstation Assessments & Training to Improve Office Ergonomics

Here at Corporate Work Health Australia, our health professionals understand people and how to tailor our workstation ergonomic assessment and services to each company we work with. Better still, you can count on us to communicate this information in a manner that is easily understandable and specific to the procedures and tasks carried out on your site.

Our workstation assessments and courses are adapted to your needs, so whether you have a large number of offices spread out across the country or a core team of individuals engaged in taxing work, we will ensure that you gain insight and solutions that will improve the overall wellbeing of your employees.

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Injury prevention is the goal and in creating carefully thought through processes and procedures, you can reduce the number of accidents and worker injuries each year, which will ultimately improve morale, limit the strain on resources and boost your productivity.

Ergonomics Assessments Reduces Costs & Builds Profits

Considerable attention has been given to ergonomic furniture over the past couple of decades. While important to equip your workforce with the appropriate chairs, desks and tools that make them as comfortable as possible while they work, it is essential to build upon this first positive step by seeking the insights of a team of health professionals with extensive experience in troubleshooting other ergonomic issues that might exist.

At Corporate Work Health Australia, our ergonomic assessment provides each of our clients with a complete overview. Just because your staff don’t sit in an office all day does not mean that they are not at risk. Think about the effect that long-term driving can have on our joints and muscles, for example. We don’t just consider the obvious, but offer a range of risk assessments specific to your business practices and processes to negate the possibility of injury where possible.

Having strong ergonomics processes in place can reduce the number of musculoskeletal disorders and complaints every year, which, in turn, will reduce the compensation costs that traditionally go hand-in-hand with them. What’s more, with your workforce actually working for you instead of absent for a greater portion of the year, this can help push productivity.

Ergonomics are essential for those that wish to promote good posture, less motion, more appropriate heights and reaches and reduced exertion while an employee is at their workstation. Better still, once you show your workers that you are taking an active step toward safeguarding their wellbeing, this will engage them that bit more and allow you to gain their insights into what works and what needs work. Our Ergonomic Assessment Training Course is perfect for training your employees on the correct posture and position to work in.

How We Tailor Our Services to Your Needs

The problem with so many of the different ergonomic assessment programs available in Australia today is that they are designed as a one-size-fits-all type solution. However, the difference in needs between, for example, employees in construction compared to financial administration are many. This means that the degree of specificity with regards to the recommendations made cannot be as comprehensive as it should be and leave companies wide open to accidents and costly claims.

At Corporate Work Health Australia, we believe that a better standard of assessment is required. To address this, we can create tailor programs that are built around the industry that you occupy and the work that is carried out. ‘Off the shelf’ solutions do little, so we have upgraded the models of delivery so that the impact and integration levels are seen are much higher.

While it is important to assess the ergonomic viability of your business, unless the recommendations made are followed through and consistently monitored and measured, then sustained benefits may not be seen. We seek input from employers to determine how the program we create performs and then tweak it accordingly following quarterly meetings to bolster the results seen.

Why You Should Invest in an Ergonomic Assessment

The question is not why you should invest in an ergonomic assessment but when. The best time to act is now. Whether you are approaching the first operating date or if you are operating for years, once you recognise that there might be a better way to shape your organisation so that employees are physically protected, then that’s the time to get in touch with our health professionals.

The overall goal of ergonomics is to reduce the stress felt by the body throughout the day. Minimizing stress is achieved as a result of better posture. Whether employees sit or stand, finding the most comfortable way for them to engage with their work in a manner that allows them to focus on their tasks, promotes a better physical outcome and also enhances the quality of their work.

Every year in Australia thousands of workers take sick leave as a result of persistent aches, pains and strains experienced because of poor workstations, chairs and the absence of supportive technology. The cost to companies across all industries runs into the millions of dollars through lost productivity. Having a positive ergonomic culture is an effective way to limit this practice and keep your business on track.

Those that work for you are the most valuable asset you have. It is, therefore, in your best interests to seek out appropriate systems and solutions such as our office ergonomics training course that can insulate this asset from any harm.

Call the Certified Health Professionals

At Corporate Work Health Australia, all of our health professionals are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). We tailor our considerable learning, knowledge and expertise to the modern workplace and can bring about a reduction in minor complaints as well as workplace injuries.

An ergonomic assessment could be the key to unlocking a great deal more potential in your workforce. Comfortable working conditions that are supportive to focus and promote greater engagement with the work means better productivity and profitability, not to mention better morale. So, forget ‘off the shelf’ alternatives and tap into a bespoke service that achieves results.

Bolster Efficiency and Safety After an Ergonomic Assessment

Here at Corporate Work Health Australia, we believe that an ergonomic assessment is a means to creating and sustaining a safer environment and toward creating a culture that promotes and encourages correct practices by those who work in it.

Our services have proven to be incredibly effective for past customers, with 92% stating that they achieved the desired outcome. So, if you want to gain the advice of health professionals that can bolster the efficiency and safety of your workplace, we service all major cities like Perth and Brisbane. Get in touch with us today for a quote.

Ergonomic Assessment for Your Workplace

At Corporate Work Health Australia, we take the seriousness of ergonomics and the wellbeing of you and your employees incredibly seriously. Rather than your workforce joining thousands of Australians who have muscle or joint complaints, carrying out an ergonomic assessment * can provide you with the answers to ensure that your company is doing everything in its power to keep colleagues safe.

We help you to save you valuable money and keep your staff where they need to be, rather than taking days off sick that could have been avoided with good ergonomics.

Leave It to the Experts at Corporate Work Health Australia

When it comes to health and well-being, you do not want to scrimp on the provision that you put in place to ensure that you are providing the best work environment for your staff. When you choose Corporate Work Health Australia to carry out your ergonomic assessment *, you can be confident that you are getting professional support.

Corporate Work Health Australia was established by Wade Brennan, a physiotherapist and osteopath Heath Williams. Together with a team of osteopaths, physiotherapists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, remedial massage therapists, personal trainers and yoga and Pilates instructors they make Corporate Work Health Australia the expert company to carry out your assessment. 

With all aspects of health and well-being taken care of, you can be sure that your corporate environment provides your employees with the best setting. What’s more, by working with a company that delivers bespoke results, your employees have a greater awareness of your care and concern for their well-being.Even if your office does not involve a lot of physical exertion, repeatedly sitting for long periods, especially with a poor posture, can do a lot of damage.

When you choose to work with Corporate Work Health Australia, we can give you an objective assessment that considers the risks that may lead to injury as a result of your workspace. Once we have identified any problems areas, we can give you advice about how to put them right and reduce the risks associated with poor ergonomics.

Bespoke Workplace Assessments that Bring Results

By making sure your ergonomics are the best they can be, you can look forward to better attendance from your work colleagues and fewer complaints from musculoskeletal conditions.  What’s more, by undertaking an assessment, you can put the right measures in place to help with rehabilitation from injuries that have already occurred.

We can create a package that is right for your company, and we plan for this after meeting your organisation, so you can be sure that it is a perfect fit for you and your staff. With Corporate Work Health Australia, we do not believe in giving you an off-the-shelf package. It needs to work for you.

By investing in your company’s ergonomics now, you can look forward to a brighter future and a good return on your investment. Contact us today to let us show you how we can help your organisation.

Reduce Workplace Injury and Boost Employee Productivity

Workstation Ergonomic Assessment Benefits For Companies

  • Ensure all workers are set up comfortably at their desks and/or home offices to reduce the chance of future strain
  • Comply with workplace health and safety legislation to provide a safe workplace and implement any ergonomic equipment that may be required before pain or injury begins
  • Educate workers around best practice ergonomics and appropriate rest breaks 
  • Helps manage, mitigate and deflect personal injury claims
  • Gain advice on ergonomic chairs and equipment to save the company spending money on inappropriate equipment

Workstation Ergonomic Assessment Benefits For Employees

  • Reduction in aches and pains from computer based tasks
  • Assessment of each individuals ergonomic needs and implementation of any recommended equipment
  • Increased understanding of how to adjust a workstation to their needs 
  • Workstation adjusted to accommodate any prior non work related needs 
  • Consultation with a health professional around individual needs

      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 Workstation Ergonomic Assessment and Training Options

      Group Workstation Ergonomic Desk Assessments

      Face to Face in Office Options

      Level 1a. “Sit-Safe” ergonomic training/workshop + roaming individual workstation desk check 10 minutess per worker (ergonomic audit)

      Our basic level of ergonomic cover for organisations. This option is suited to larger groups of workers needing ergonomic advice. Our ‘Sit-Safe’ Ergonomic Training is completed onsite for groups of up to 25 workers per course. A registered Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Exercise Physiologist or Occupational Therapist will facilitate the training sessions that includes both theoretical and practical components, emphasizing the importance of postural awareness in the workplace, and teaching the basics of correct ergonomic setup (with a mock workstation) as well as common injuries and faults. This allows workers to return to their desks and correct the basics. We then spend the rest of the time available visiting each worker at their workstation to provide individual advice, making further ergonomic corrections and answering any questions they may have. This brief ergonomic workstation assessment will signal any high risk workers who require further follow up.

      Ergonomic case example:

      • Suitable for larger groups of workers (20+)
      • ‘Sit-Safe’ Ergonomic Training provided for 45 minutes for all workers (we can also customise 30 and 60 minute sessions)
      • 10 minutes spent with each worker giving basic advice on workplace ergonomics at their workstation and making additional changes
      • 2 hour minimum booking
      • No individual ergonomic assessment reports provided, however, a summarized list of changes still required / ergonomic accessories required for each worker will be provided to management

      Level 1b. Roaming individual workstation desk check 10 minutes per worker (ergonomic audit)

      The roaming individual workstation desk check is suitable for larger sized organisations (15+ workers) and involves a 10 minute individual consultation with each worker at their workstation.   The desk check allows enough time to educate the worker on their chair, desk and ergonomic accessories and adjust these where appropriate or possible to improve their seated working posture and ergonomics.

      Ergonomic case example:

      • Suitable for 15+  workers, particularly larger groups of workers (100+)
      • 10 minutes spent with each worker giving basic advice on workplace ergonomics at their workstation and making additional changes
      • 2 hour minimum booking
      • No individual ergonomic assessment reports provided, however, a summarized list of changes still required / ergonomic accessories required for each worker will be provided to management

      Level 2.  Simple office workstation ergonomic assessments Face to Face 15 or 30 minutes per worker

      15 minute ‘preventative’ ergonomic desk risk assessment

      Typically, these workers are not experiencing any symptoms or injuries and the assessment aims to ensure that their ergonomic workstation is set up correctly to prevent injury.

      30 minute ‘minor complaints’ ergonomic desk risk assessment

      Typically, these workers have only minor symptoms (eg. occasional lower back ache) or injuries and the ergonomic assessment aims to ensure that their workstation is set up correctly to reduce symptoms and prevent further injury. With both length assessments our therapists will review the individual and their ergonomic workstation, identify any ergonomic issues, educate on reducing sedentary postures, modify where necessary their workstation to minimise risk of injury and provide recommendations in terms of self-management strategies, ergonomic accessories and safe working practices.

      Ergonomic case example:

      • Suitable for 4+ ergonomic assessments/workers.
      • 15 or 30 minute assessment per worker
      • 2 hour minimum booking
      • Assessment includes: 1 individual report documenting all findings, current issues, advice given to worker, changes made and any ergonomic accessories required

      Individual Workstation Ergonomic Desk Assessments

      Face to Face in Office or Work From Home

      Level 3a. ‘Standard’ one-on-one workstation ergonomic desk assessments, including report Face to Face 30-45 minutes per worker

      This ergonomic assessment is designed for an individual worker who may or may not be experiencing pain/discomfort. Our consultants are able to come to you to carry out one-on-one consultations to identify risk factors and assess root cause/s if present and provide recommendations on appropriate management. The assessment allows the health professional to assess the worker at a standard computer based workstation and make suggestions to prevent or minimise risk factors present.

      Ergonomic case example:

      • Suitable for 1 ergonomic assessment/worker
      • nil pain/preventative, or
      • One pain region/short term complaint/s
      • Standard consultation and assessment (30mins) per worker, plus 30 minutes reporting time
      • standard computer based workstation only
      • nil concerns with tasks away from desk area
      • no treatment sought from worker for complaint
      • Ergonomic assessment includes: Standard report provided on assessment documenting tasks completed, worker concerns, current issues and hazards, advice given to worker, changes made to workstation, any ergonomic accessories needed with links to suitable equipment

      Level 3b. ‘Specialised’ One-on-one workstation ergonomic desk assessments (longer assessment), including detailed report Face to Face 60-75 minutes per worker 

      This ergonomic assessment is designed for the injured worker. Many of your workers may complain about pain or numbness after sitting for prolonged periods at the desk. Even more worrying is that some workers often suffer in silence and fail to report the early onset of symptoms. Work performance can decrease as their comfort decreases. Our consultants are able to come to you to carry out one-on-one consultations to identify risk factors and assess root cause/s and provide recommendations on appropriate management. The assessment allows the health professional to interview the worker on their current concerns, any past injury history, and ensure that any modifications suit their individual needs. Our aim is to resolve and/or significantly improve symptoms which workers experience when at work and prevent the likelihood of aggravation occurring.

      Ergonomic case example:

      • Suitable for 1 ergonomic assessment/worker experiencing current musculoskeletal complaints
      • injured worker, or
      • multi region/long term complaint/s
      • Longer consultation and assessment (60-75mins) per worker, plus 60-75 minutes reporting time
      • standard computer based workstation or non standard workstation, eg standing height bench
      • +/- concerns with other task/s in the office, eg manual handling, filing etc>
      • worker seeking treatment or referral from GP/Health Professional
      • Ergonomic assessment includes: Detailed report provided on assessment documenting tasks completed, worker concerns, current issues and hazards, advice given to worker, changes made to workstation, any ergonomic accessories needed with links to suitable equipment, details of current injuries and complaints and aggravating factors, specific advice given by practitioner and any necessary referrals

      Level 3c. One-on-one sit & stand desk assessment Face to Face 30-45 minutes per worker  

      This ergonomic assessment is designed for the worker who has requested or been requested by a health professional to be provided a sit stand workstation. 

      Ergonomic case example:

      • The worker is looking to start using a sit stand desk or has recently started using a sit stand desk.
      • The company is unsure of what type of sit stand desk (retrofit or full adjustable sit stand desk).
      • Suitable for all workers who have requested, been recommended or have been provided a sit stand desk.
      • Longer consultation and assessment (60-75mins) per worker, plus 60-75 minutes reporting time
      • Ergonomic assessment includes: Detailed report provided on assessment reviewing the workers presentation, physical characteristics of the worker and their job tasks to provide advice on suitability of utilising and specific guidelines of the use of a sit stand desk should this be deemed required for the worker.

      Home Office Ergonomic & Safety Assessments

      In person home workstation risk management service options

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

      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 home office ergonomic & safety risk assessment (worker HAS musculoskeletal concerns) Face to Face 60-75 minutes

      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 Ergonomic Workstation Assessment Options

      Teleconference, self assessment and online options

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

      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 Home Office Workstation Risk Assessment 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 Home Office Workstation Risk Assessment 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)

      Frequently Asked Questions 

      Do you perform office and home office ergonomic assessments?

      Yes we have both face to face and online options for completing office and home office ergonomic assessments

      Can you assess my team working from home across the country?

      Yes, our online work from home assessment platform allows us to efficiently assess large numbers of workers right across Australia.

      Can you assess just one of my staff working from home?

      Absolutely, we are happy to assess one staff member only.

      Will you make recommendations for equipment staff may need working from the office or home?

      Yes, all office ergonomic assessments and work from home reports will include recommendations for any equipment each individual would benefit from.

      Interested in working with us?