Workplace Ergonomics & Design
Workplace ergonomics is one of the biggest contributors to injuries at work, including Occupational Overuse Syndrome (what used to be known as RSI).
Ergonomics encompasses a range of areas including the interface between the employee and the job and considers elements such as:
- The physical and mental demands on the employee which are necessary to perform the job
- The manual tools that are used to perform the job
- The mechanical equipment which must be monitored and controlled by the employee
- The work space in which the employee must perform each task.
We can help by applying our vast experience in assessing the ergonomics in all kinds of workplaces, ranging from offices to hospitals to factory workshops, in order to provide solutions, whether it be for preventing injuries in the first place, or to help manage existing injuries in the workplace.
As part of this, we offer comprehensive manual task related training packages including the ability to train-the-trainers to help your own people to then assist each other.
We apply Human Factor principles to optimise the design of the work environment, the building layout and individual items of equipment to achieve improvement. We can also advise on the best procurement options for new equipment from an ergonomics perspective.