An office ergonomic assessment is designed to thoroughly assess an individual’s work environment as well as to educate each worker on correct ergonomic principles to use in their day to day work. It is generally completed by either an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist with experience in workplace health and safety.
What gets evaluated?
The therapist will fully assess both you and your current workstation; this includes the overall setup of the workspace, your personal sitting and working postures (how your work tasks are performed), and any aches or pains you may be experiencing.
How long does it take?
An assessment can range from approximately 30 to 60 minutes. This can vary widely as some individuals only require a preventative assessment whilst others may already be experiencing significant discomfort or are coping with an existing injury.
What are the benefits of getting an ergonomic assessment done?
- Educates you on how to utilise safe body mechanics throughout the 8+ hours in the workday.
- Significantly decreases your risk of developing repetitive strain injuries (RSI), in other words, pain felt in the muscles, tendons and nerves that is directly related to repetitive movement and overuse (i.e. typing, texting, using a mouse).
- Maximises your comfort at work which can have a direct impact on both performance and productivity.
What happens afterward?
Once the assessment is completed, the therapist will then compile a report with all recommendations required to make your setup as healthy and functional as possible. This may include physical elements such as postural breaks and stretching techniques but may also incorporate equipment recommendations such as an ergonomic office chair, mouse, keyboard, footrest, monitor riser or even a standing desk, to name just a few of the possibilities.
It’s ultimately up to you as to which recommendation(s) you take on board. Some customers purchase ergonomic equipment for just their workplace whilst others stock their home office with it as well. By contrast, others adopt a more conservative approach by starting with just a vertical mouse to test the waters and see if it helps relieve their pain first before trying anything else. It really depends on the environment or, in some cases, environments where you do your work and your individual needs.
At No More Pain Ergonomics, we want to make sure that you have purchased the correct item for you and that’s not always something that you can determine until you’ve tried it. That’s why we have a 30-day Returns & Refund Policy, whereby all products can be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for either an exchange or a refund (see our website for all details). Get in touch with us at your convenience. Our priority is to help you select the right item(s) and get back to work as quickly and as pain-free as possible.
Who can I contact about getting an ergonomic assessment done?
No More Pain Ergonomics has partnered with Australia’s largest private occupational health company, KINNECT, to provide customers with access to the most comprehensive onsite office ergonomic assessment services available in Australia. They offer 3 different types of ergonomic assessments for you or your business: Basic, Comprehensive and Group Ergonomic Assessments.