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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Testimonials

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

UNUM

Alison is professional at all times, she is easy to work with, adaptable and open to discussing how, through the reports she produces she can meet the changing needs of her clients.

Elaine Cook

GMG Color Ltd

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‘I contacted Alison a couple of months ago and she came up to see me and my team quite recently, Alison was very thorough with everyone, some people needed an hour with her others just 10 minutes, however everybody got something out of her visit, the visit was informative but not long winded and not rushed.

I was also very impressed with the level of information supplied for each individual after the visit, which has enabled me to order what was needed (however I could have done without the cost this involved!!).

Overall I would highly recommend Alison and Healthywork Ltd’. (June 2017)

Ian Probert
GMG Color Ltd

Survey feedback following a DSE Assessment

Well worth having a trained professional actually observe you at your workspace as small adjustments can improve comfort and health.

Sept 2017

Anonymous

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

HTG Trading (trading as Hubbard)

If you use Healthywork you will receive an unbiased, factual assessment on an individual and their circumstances, constructed in such a way that is helpful to both parties.

Malcolm Paxman

Watford Borough Council

Thanks very much for the (Functional Capacity) report which we have found extremely useful

Nicola Sharp

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

Alison provided workstation assessments and advice during our relocation. Although we are a small organisation it was important to obtain professional and expert help and I would recommend Alison to others without hesitation. (Workstation Risk Assessments and Ergonomic Assessments 2012)

Kathryn Swanston, Chief Executive, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

Axminster Carpets

Our HR advisor has read your report and said it was the best she has read in 35 years!

Worksite Assessment performed in Axminster, Devon.

Adam Clark

CHP Consulting

When standard instructions on worstation ergonomics didn’t result in any improvement in back pain, Alison provided expert professional guidance. This was constructive, practical and demonstrated the value of experience in this area.

Mr Antony Moss