What is an Ergonomic Assessment Checklist?
You may ask What is an Ergonomic Assessment Checklist?
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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