Ergonomic & Workstation Assessments In The NZ Workplace
Workstation assessment for Good vs Bad Posture
Workstation set up, commonly referred to as ergonomics, is an applied science that improves the working environment to maximise musculo-skeletal performance. The reason behind the ergonomic workstation set up is to prevent discomfort and decrease poor posture from your work environment.
Office based workplaces are often static environments, where being sedentary for long periods of time is common. It is for this reason we educate you in how to set your workstation up ergonomically, so that you are engaging in the most optimal way that causes the least strain on your body to do your work.
Ergonomic Office Space
The best solution for ergonomics can be achieved when it is implemented from the planning stages of any space. Edusafe can provide professional ergonomic advice when relocating or building new office spaces. We can assist in achieving ergonomically efficient workspaces that are future-proof and legislation compliant to ensure best outcomes for workers. Our solutions will be cost-effective to suit your budget. Our occupational therapy program educates staff on the importance of following safe ergonomic work practices.
Each staff workstation will be assessed, and advice will be provided on best ergonomic practice, including layout, furniture and equipment to minimise injuries. Staff will be educated on the importance for following safe ergonomic practices and follow up services will be organised to reinforce ergonomic and safe working practices. A short report detailing actions taken, recommendations and education given to the staff member will be provided to the employer to place in the staff file. Our ergonomic workstation assessments help to greatly to reduce incidence of discomfort and injury.
Professional advice can be provided for injured staff returning to work or disabled staff to design and procure specialist workstations that can help in recovery and productivity. These services are also useful for employees that are not off work but experiencing discomfort at work. A detailed report specifying issues the staff is facing, actions taken, recommendations and education given to the staff member will be provided to the employer to place in the staff file.
Valuing the health and safety of New Zealand’s workers is our number one priority. The new Health and Safety legislation has thrown this into the spotlight because the numbers of deaths and injuries sustained in the workplace are significantly higher than Australia and the UK. The costs associated with health and safety risks such as absenteeism and productivity can be debilitating.
You and your team will learn about the latest government regulations and trends in office working. We offer group training to staff, taking a systematic approach to provide participants with practical strategies to ensure workers are engaging at their best and are comfortable and safe in their working environment.
One-on-one & group training starts at $120 + GST and is subject to our Terms & Conditions.
Staff Wellness Programme
Our occupational therapy services can provide a strictly confidential independent review of your current working environment (office layout, individual workstations, working culture), and will offer solutions to increase performance and align the environment with the organisation’s health and safety policy. We can conduct workshops on best ergonomic practices at work including tips for stress management, ergonomic best practices, and injury prevention exercises. We also offer fitness programmes, nutrition, massage and other wellness interventions.