WORKSTATION ASSESSMENT

 

 

It is important to have a well-designed workstation and correct sitting posture to reduce and prevent potential problems and work related injuries. A workstation assessment in the workplace is completed by a qualified Occupational Therapist who will visit and

  • ergonomically adjust the workstation and
  • provide further recommendations to help relieve muscular pain and headaches, and
  • enhance a safe working posture and to maximise efficiency and productivity. 

 

Workstation Assessments


Many of today’s jobs require us to sit in front of computers or at desks for extended periods of time, placing our body through awkward positions that increase the strain and stress on our muscles, leading to muscle pain, headaches and decreased functioning. This is why it is important to have a well-designed workstation and correct sitting posture to reduce and prevent potential problems and work related injuries.  


Areas that are focussed on during the workstation assessment include;

 

  • chair height and depth,
  • keyboard and mouse position,
  • height and position of computer monitor,
  • footrest height,
  • sitting posture of the employee and
  • environmental factors such as glare or excessive noise.

 

Recommendations may be educational such as seated posture or workstation set up, or practical such as obtaining ergonomic equipment to improve and prevent further muscle pain and tension from the workplace.