Online Ergonomic Assessment Training Course

Corporate Work Health Australia offers a range of online ergonomic assessments and training courses or we can customise a package to suit your requirements. Workers can complete training quickly and easily or learn at their own pace. We can even teach members of your team to deliver ergonomic training and assessments.

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Online Ergonomic Assessments

Corporate Work Health Australia online ergonomic courses are created and updated by health professionals and industry experts.  The training is designed for people with different learning styles and they work on multiple devices and platforms. Training is easy to access, simple to understand and at the end participants complete a short assessment to demonstrate their understanding of the course material.

We offer 3-4 hour online courses for both the allied health professional as well as corporate HR/OHS and People & Culture on office ergonomic workstation setup.

Do you have a sizable workforce? We can educate large groups of workers via a 30-60minute webinar based training session on how to set up their workspace when working from home. 

Our ergonomic training courses are for those who would like to assist their clients or team members with workstation ergonomic setup and education. These online courses allow you to learn at your own pace from work or from home consisting of a mixture of lectures, practical demonstrations, videos and quizzes to test your knowledge.

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Desk Ergonomic Assessment

It is important to assess the desk that a worker is using to work from. The width, depth and height of the desk are important factors, as well as the space and access underneath the desk. 

Stand up sit down / adjustable desk

In recent years we have seen a flood of sit and stand desks in the market. It is important to implement any sit and stand desk in consultation with the individual using the desk as sit and stand desks ARE NOT for everyone. 

Chair Ergonomic Assessment

Fitting the chair to the worker is very important with an ergonomic assessment. The size of the base and backrest, as well as the adjustable features should all be considered with selecting an ergonomic chair. 

Ergonomic Foot Rest

Workers whose feet do not reach the floor once chair height is adjusted to the desk should use an ergonomic footrest. It is important to select an appropriate footrest for the worker and their needs as not all footrests are the same. 

Computer Ergonomic Assessment

The type of computer a worker is using should be assessed. Is the worker using a desktop, or a laptop or a tablet as their computer? Ideally all options should be run through a large monitor or monitors to improve neck and eye ergonomics. 

Multiple Screens

Most workers these days prefer to use multiple screens. It is important that the screens are set up ergonomically to suit each individual. The distance and height are important factors to consider. If the screens are too close or too far may cause neck and eye strain. 

Ergonomic Keyboards

Ergonomic keyboards vary in design and price. The majority of workers do not require an ergonomic keyboard and a standard keyboard will be suitable. At times workers with ongoing wrist, thumb or hand concerns may benefit from an ergonomic keyboard. Assessing the work tasks each individual completes is important before implementing an ergonomic keyboard. 

Mouse / Trackpad

A vertical mouse or ergonomic mouse is a commonly implemented piece of ergonomic equipment. As with a keyboard most workers do not require a vertical mouse. A vertical mouse places the forearm, wrist and hand into a more neutral position and can be helpful for alleviating certain conditions. 

Regular Breaks

Regular breaks from both sitting and standing are very important to factor into the work day. One risk factor for work related musculoskeletal pain are static work postures. Having regular ‘movement’ breaks every 30-60mins of work helps to avoid static work postures.  

Reduce Workplace Injury and Boost Employee Productivity

Online Ergonomic Training & Assessment Benefits For Companies

  • Fulfill your duty of care to provide a safe workplace by providing high quality training to your staff

  • Implement ergonomic equipment recommendations earlier rather than later by having internal staff educated on workstation setup ergonomics

  • Educate your entire team on work from home setup and challenges

  • Reduce workplace injuries related to computer based work

  • Improve your workplace consultation for improved teamwork and employee engagement

Online Ergonomic Training & Assessment Benefits For Employees

  • Improved comfort levels for computer based work and work from home

  • Appropriately setup workstation for new starters

  • Learn about office workstation ergonomics to better help yourself stay pain free

  • Learn about the challenges of work from home in order to best manage the risks

  • Correct chair, desk, footrest and monitor heights for your individual needs

Reviews

I regularly engage CWH for ergonomic consultations in for our team in Sydney. We’ve been very happy with the quality of service and the detailed reports and recommendations.

Tiffany Bromwich

Infigen

This is the 2nd time we have used CWHA for an ergonomic assessment. Fleur from CWHA has been pleasant and responsive making her really good to deal with, and the consultant who came on site in Canberra (Adnan) was great. Recommended by me.

Colin Imms

Indesco

Awesome Manual Handling Training session conducted at our workshop!  The training was customised to suit our business and contained a good mix of theory/practical elements.  Highly recommended.  Thanks again.

Justine Knight

Emery Engineering

Reps of Corporate Work Health are great at customer service and their responses are prompt and quick. Very accommodating to clients needs and always going above and beyond to find a solution for me and to find a date and time of consultation. Highly recommend them to use for your Ergonomic work health assessments including work from home assessments.

Komal Upadhyaya

MND Australia

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 Online Ergonomic Assessment And Training Courses

Online office workstation desk setup training for Health Professionals OR Corporate HR, OHS & People and Culture

Online 3 hours

We cover the following

  • Review OHS / WHS risk management system and where office workstation ergonomics fits within this system
  • Review ergonomic principles specific to an individual and their desk/workstation
  • Review and implement a step by step process to setting up a worker or client at their workstation
  • Review the research regarding office workstation ergonomics and how to implement this according to the worker’s or client’s needs
  • Discuss the common workplace issues relating to office workstation ergonomics and how to address these
  • Review common equipment accessories and considerations on when to prescribe these
  • Problem solving examples for the short worker, tall worker, worker with lower back pain and upper limb pain
  • 11 learning modules and multi choice quizzes to assess your learning
  • Certificate of completion provided at the completion of the course for your workplace OHS/WHS records and professional development requirements

INDIVIDUALS BOOK HERE ONLY $129 (discounts for multiple staff members)

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS BOOK HERE ONLY $129 (discounts for multiple team members)

Online (live) ergonomic workstation train the assessor course

Online and live 2 hours

Level 1 ergonomic train the assessor – Educating workers on how to set a worker up at their workstation 

This 2 hour live webinar ergonomic train the assessor workshop is an online version of our level 1 face to face course and has been designed to provide a group of workers (up to 6 attendees) with a better understanding of how to set up an ergonomic workstation, allowing them to assist in setting up a workstation for a new worker or a worker who has relocated within the office. Suitable for those companies wishing to provide refresher training on how to set up a workstation and for those companies where workers are at high risk of developing musculoskeletal complaints due to spending long periods of time at their desk.

Note:  This level 1 workshop does not train workers to be able to conduct a basic ergonomic workstation assessment and complete an assessment report.  Please refer to our level 2 training should you be looking for this service.

Who Would Benefit From This Ergonomic Training Session?

  • Companies who wish to train key workers (HR, OHS, People & Culture, Team Leaders, IT) in being able to set other workers up at their workstation.
  • This is the ideal workshop for companies needing to set up new workers, workers returning from maternity leave and workers who have recently changed desks.
  • Companies who would like to promote a more active workplace and educate their workers on how to improve their sitting and working postures and ergonomics.

Subjects covered include:

  • Ergonomic Chairs – the ins and outs for the variety of workers in your workplace
  • Setting up the chair for a worker in relation to the desk available
  • Footrests – when and how
  • Keyboard and mouse setup
  • Monitor setup – single or multiple
  • Phone and document setup
  • When to refer for an external assessment

Inclusions:

  • Certificate of attendance
  • PDF handouts of the powerpoint presentation
  • Educational workstation leaflet

All attendees will receive access to our online office workstation desk set up training (3 hours online learning course which is valued at $129 per person).  Click here to learn more about our online course.

Online home office ergonomic workstation assessment options

Teleconference, self assessment, online, or live webinar

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

20 minute teleconference

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)

Online home office workstation desk setup training webinar

Live Webinar 30-60minutes

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 common work from home challenges and strategies to overcome any challenges 
  • 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
  • Up to 100 team members can join each session 

Cost:  

$220 +GST 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Do I need experience in ergonomics to complete the online desk setup course?

No – if you are in a role where you can assist in workstation desk setups for your business then you will benefit hugely from our online course

Are there other types of work from home online assessment?

Yes we offer a ‘basic’ work from home online assessment which does not use a self assessment form prior to the assessment with our health professionals, as well as a ‘detailed’ work from home online assessment which allows additional time for any staff members with ongoing musculoskeletal concerns.

Will the online workstation ergonomics desk setup course train me to complete a risk assessment?

No to complete a risk assessment you will need to attend one of our full day courses for either allied health professionals or our onsite train the assessor course. Both of these courses will equip you with the skills to complete an ergonomic workstation risk assessment.

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