Cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation that strives to improve health and wellbeing for all, leading the way in reducing health inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live.
ErgoLogic have been providing ergonomic assessments and advice to Cohealth since 2017, visiting staff at a variety of different locations across Melbourne to ensure they are set up appropriately at their workstations or in their car.
With rapid changes to the workplace in 2020 due to COVID-19, which forced many staff to work from home, ErgoLogic continued to support and advice to staff, providing ‘remote’ ergonomic consultations both to staff who wanted preventative advice, and to those who were reporting symptoms at their workstations. Remote assessments were conducted both for staff working at home as well as those still in the office.
After completing a pre-assessment questionnaire and supplying photos of their workstation, Cohealth workers were educated and advised by ErgoLogic consultants on how to make appropriate adjustments to their chairs and workstations to improve their set-up to reduce aches and pains caused by poor workstation layout. In addition, Cohealth staff were taught some of the ergonomic principles behind the advice being given, to provide them with the knowledge and confidence to set up and maintain their workstation independently in the future.
Staff received a written summary of the advice they had been given, and a detailed report was sent back to managers in HR following each assessment, including details of any additional equipment that was required.