Do I need a Workstation Assessment?
Do you experience neck/shoulder/back pain when sitting for long periods of time?
Have you noticed shoulder, elbow or wrist pain, pins and needles, numbness in the arm or other symptoms of repetitive strain injury?
Is your pain worse at the end of the working day?
Do you use a laptop for a long period of time?
Have you noticed more discomfort since you have been working from home?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions it is very likely that you will benefit from a workstation assessment.
What is a workstation assessment?
A workstation assessment is an assessment of your workplace that looks at your posture, seating, equipment including keyboard, mouse and monitor. It also takes into account environmental factors that may influence your comfort at work. Advice will be given about how to minimise your risk of developing future injury and ways to manage current symptoms.
Employers have a legal responsibility to analyse workstations and to assess and reduce risk for those people who are required to use display screen equipment as a significant part of their normal working day.
What can we provide?
- Individual Workstation Assessments carried out in an office or home environment. These assessments can be carried out via a virtual platform if the necessary equipment is available.
- Comprehensive reports with recommendations regarding suitable equipment e.g. chair, laptop stands, alternative mice or keyboards and a summary of advice to help modify future risk.
- Generic advice and training to a group of employees.
Caroline Thomson is our specialist physiotherapist for Workstation Assessment, and would be happy to give her advice.