How quickly can an assessment be arranged?

Some assessments can be arranged within 48 hours, if necessary, at the convenience of the individual’s work schedule and/or the employer’s convenience. A longer time scale is required if medical evidence, reports and consents need to be obtained. Use of email can speed up the process.

Who needs to be present at the assessment?

Usually it is the assessor and the individual being assessed discussing the details of the situation. However, sometimes the Line Manager may be present to answer issues which arise from the employer’s perspective. Sometimes H & S, Occupational Health or Human Resources personnel are present, either for part or all of the assessment. Feedback can be given following the assessment if required.

Where is an assessment usually conducted?

Usually the assessment is conducted at the location that the individual being assessed performs their work, eg sitting at the desk they work from, or in the warehouse where they perform their tasks. If they work in several locations, they will often need to show the assessor all the locations.

If the questions which need to be answered encompass several of the services, what should be arranged?

Sometimes an assessment involves parts of all the Healthywork Ltd services. Therefore the request can be adapted to the situation and one assessment may be able to cover a variety of requirements. We can be flexible and adaptable to specific requests.

If the individual is on long term sick leave, how can they be assessed?

It depends on the circumstances of the sick leave. In many situations it is suitable to conduct assessments whilst the individual is on sick leave, in order to assess what is going on at that stage and to begin planning the return to work process. For instance, it is suitable to conduct an Ergonomic Workstation Assessment, prior to the return to work, so that equipment and other recommendations can be implemented in conjunction with the return to work schedule. These can then be in place from the first day back to work.

Who does the report go to?

The report is sent to the report recipient named on the Referral Form, usually via email or another route if required. This is often the person who initiated the referral. Usually within the report it is requested that the individual also has a copy of the report, as advice and information is enclosed which is useful for them to read and implement.

Who actions the recommendations such as ordering of the equipment?

The referrer should be able to let you know who will be implementing the recommendations. It is usually the employer’s role to do this, and it is usual to discuss the recommendations with all involved, including the assessed individual.

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Fegans

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Thank you once again for the excellent service you have provided.  Jane was very satisfied with the assessment and I would be happy to recommend you to others needing workstation or other work-place assessments.

(December 2017)

Linden Sanders, Operations Director
Fegans

HEFCE

We all enjoyed our recent training update, it was really useful and informative. I have completed 2 ergonomic assessments since the training and I found it really helped.

(Ergonomic Training delivered, 2012)

Judith Fowler, Assistant Facilities Manager, HEFCE

Atos Healthcare

Alison has provided a regular service to Atos Healthcare since July 2007. She is professional, flexible and delivers to timescales and her services have been valued by us and our customer Royal Mail.

Mrs Santu Bhudia, Atos Healthcare

Capita Health Solutions

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Alison Biggs from Healthywork Ltd. The reason is simple: she will provide the service that you require.

Healthywork delivered approx 750 Ergonomic Assessment to the customer Royal Bank of Scotland, and other companies in the RBS group such as in Reading, London, Nottingham, Farnborough. Including Direct Line based in Croydon, London, NIG Insurance, Churchill Insurance, Coutts, and Drummonds all based in London etc. Assessments were conducted all over the UK as bank branch based and regional office based assessments were also required.

Fiona Colegrave

David Higham Associates

They (the employees) were all happy with the work you did on the day you came in. Thanks a lot for your help. (Workstation Risk Assessments, November 2011)

Tine Nielsen David Higham Associates

Basetek Ltd

The feedback from the staff is very positive and they all found it very interesting. (DSE Risk Assessments and Ergonomics Education sessions).

Françoise Ashfield BaseTek Ltd

Willis Towers Watson

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I met with our client, Electrolux on Friday to review all their services and they couldn’t praise your recent report highly enough.  It is enabling them to work with the employee much more constructively. They advised that they will not hesitate to use your services again – so thank you so much.

 

 

Kate Barnes, Commercial Manager
Willis Towers Watson

OTAL Ltd

An Ergonomic Assessment provided by Healthywork was well worth the money. The chair has been set up correctly, and is now more comfortable for the user and we have purchased the desktop equipment they suggested and this along with correct layout and improved positioning has really helped towards resolving the discomfort experienced.

Linda Marston Human Resource Manager OTAL Limited - HO Birmingham Innovative solutions to and from West Africa

Avantek Computer Ltd

Alison @healthywork provided a very comprehensive report with recommendations to suit our clients needs. A very professional service.

Ergonomic Assessments provided in Bath, Oxford and Leicestershire.

Tony Lees, Avantek Computer Ltd, Leicestershire

AME

Alison has carried out 100s of assessments for AME some of which have involved multi disciplinary work with other stakeholders such as physiotherapists, computer technicians. Her work with the NHS and medical knowledge has brought an enhanced level of credibility to the work based employment assessment that she undertakes.

Clients trust her, she is diplomatic and highly professional at all times even when placed under considerable pressure to meet tight deadlines and juggle conflicting priorities.

Andy Taylor, Access Made Easy