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Workstation Assessment of Office Tasks – Case Study

This Workstation Assessment of Office Tasks Case Study  shows the positive outcome when Occupational Health Services are utilised.

The Need:

An office based employee in Birmingham was experiencing shoulder pain for more than one year. She was currently working but was very uncomfortable and consequently suffering pain and discomfort constantly. She was pursuing treatment with a Physiotherapist and performing daily exercises at home.

The Objective: 

An Ergonomic Assessment was required of the workstation where she conducted her work tasks. This assessment falls under the DSE Regulations 1992. 

The Solution:

The medical situation were discussed and advice was given on future management and working practices, such as considering micro breaks, pacing and other pain management principles.

The workstation was assessed in the office, which involved assessing the desk (height and suitable size), the office chair (unlocking levers on the chair were adjusted for her build and for more movement to be gained when using the chair), computer equipment in use (screen height and distance and keyboard and mouse positioning so arms remain by her side) and layout and optimal functioning of the equipment when performing other tasks (paperwork positioning for reading and writing, phone usage). Also the performance of other tasks were assessed and the task mix and the taking of breaks (break reminder systems) and postural changes were discussed.

An advice sheet (Healthywork hand-out) was provided to summarise the recommendations made and to provide the main points to consider when setting up the work area.

A full written report was compiled after the visit, summarising each factor of the work area and any recommendations. This included recommending reasonable adjustments, such as furniture (footrest, monitor riser, chair if required) and desk top items to make her more comfortable as applicable. Listing the specific products and the supplier details.

The Result: 

The equipment was purchased and the employee was able to implement the advice and recommendations. Consequently she was able to manage her medical condition more easily and was more comfortable.

Workstation Assessment of Office Tasks – Case Study

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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.

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I found today’s assessment very helpful indeed, and am trying my best to keep my keyboard as close to me as possible – makes a big difference when I do, it’s even increased my speed and accuracy, lol.

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Healthywork Ltd have been extremely helpful over the last year and provided us with a very good service at very short notice.

The quality of their work place assessment reports and recommendations are extremely high. In addition, the employees involved have commented on the extremely helpful knowledge and support provided by the work place assessor.

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Sarah de Vere, HR Manager, Higher Education Funding Council for England, based in Bristol
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Alison @healthywork provided a very comprehensive report with recommendations to suit our clients needs. A very professional service.

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We have found their services efficient and their reports excellent.

They continue to be our first choice when requiring vocational related assessments/reports.

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