What is an Ergonomic Assessment Checklist?

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Current legislation such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Equality Act 2010 state that the employer has a responsibility to make the workplace safe (Duty of Care) for their employees and to make reasonable adjustments.

Apart from legal duty, working practices that risk causing injury or prevent recovery in an injured worker affect productivity of an overall workforce.

A DSE Risk Assessment (Display Screen Equipment Assessment) is usually required for all employees who use a computer, (under the DSE Regulations 2002 from HSE) as this is a checklist/risk assessment of all aspects of the office workstation.

There are various checklists available but it is necessary to ensure that the checklist covers all aspects of the workstation and environment.

The term ‘Ergonomic’ is about matching the job to the worker and the product to the user, so this indicates that the positioning of each individual at their workstation has been checked, therefore furniture has to be adjusted differently for each individuals needs and dimensions.

Healthywork Ltd have developed a detailed Risk Assessment Checklist so that it includes all of the basic information usually included on a checklist (under the DSE Regulations 2002) and also additional ‘best practice’ advice which is about additional advice about adjusting each workstation for the individual user. Also to educate the user more clearly and thus further reduce the risk of injury or discomfort.

We demonstrate all of the adjustments available on the individual’s own office chair, give tips on prevention and educate them (use a handout) so that they can set themselves up suitably in the future.

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A prevention assessment for no symptoms or minor/occasional symptoms, see DSE Workstation Risk Assessment. to fulfil the HSE DSE Regulations 1992

If you have ongoing health needs, you may need a more in depth review,  see Ergonomic Workstation Assessment. to also advise on reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010.

See our Case Studies:

Ergonomic Assessment in an Office Role Case Study

Ergonomic Assessment of a Teacher Case Study

Ergonomic Assessment & Return-to-Work Case Study

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

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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.

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Many thanks indeed for the report.  Very thorough and a lot for us to do to help our member of staff.

I really appreciate the quick turn around.  (May 2017)

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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.

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Our visit from Alison was an eye-opener. We thought that we knew what we were doing but every single team member learned something new. We learned how to use our equipment properly, we learned how to sit properly and we have all made adjustments to how we work since her visit. Everyone in the team has given feedback since that they are more comfortable in their daily work, and one person who has been in pain for months has changed her position and is now pain-free. Alison is friendly, easy to work with and great value for money. As manager, I thought that I would have to invest in a lot of new equipment but the reality is simply that we weren’t using what we had properly. I would definitely use Alison again and will write a workstation assessment into our on-boarding process for any new employees joining our team.

Eleanor Nickerson, Manager CRF Institute/Britains Top Employers

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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.

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