Home Office Ergonomics Assessments

Providing logical, cost-effective ergonomic solutions for the workplace

Ergonomic Solutions for the Home Office

More and more employees and individuals are working from home and telecommuting to their workplaces. This initiative is proving popular with employers and employees alike in Melbourne and beyond.

Correct ergonomic design in home offices is often overlooked, with home-based employees often more at risk of injury and the costs that are associated with it.

Ergonomic principles apply equally no matter where the office is situated, however, the home office doesn’t receive the ergonomic consideration that the corporate office does.

In the home office, employees generally set up their home-office, and in doing so, they can often make very poor choices when it comes to the placement of chairs, laptops, monitors, telephone handsets and so on.

Our ErgoLogic home office ergonomics assessments include the same rigorous steps as a typical workstation assessment, ensuring that home-based office workers enjoy all the benefits of best practice ergonomic design.

With our ErgoLogic’s home office ergonomic assessments, you will be instructed on how to set up the workspace at home, when to take appropriate breaks and the appropriate exercises to perform should you have any symptoms.

Home Office and Workstation Ergonomic Assessments

Individual workstation assessments are aimed at identifying risk factors at the workstation that may cause injury, and finding preventative solutions to these problems and include the following:

  • Analysis of all aspects of the workstation – chair, desk, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and the placement of these at the workstation
  • Inner and outer reach zones to reduce the strain and clutter at the workstation
  • Analysis of the employee – job requirements and their working posture
  • Discussion of rest and stretch breaks throughout the day, and simple range of motion exercises, to minimise injuries
  • Cost effective advice, and Ergonomic Programs to fit your work schedule and budget
  • Prompt & Efficient Service
  • Support through all phases of implementation
  • A detailed written ergonomic report is provided following the assessment, for each individual, which will contain recommendations for optimal ergonomic workstation setup

Ergonomic workstation assessments can be conducted on an individual basis as well as a proactively, as a preventative approach.
Proactive workstation assessments enable an organisation to ensure that their employees are set up at their workstation safely and correctly. They usually involve a shorter assessment and a more concise report.

Common symptoms that can be reduced or eliminated by conducting ergonomic assessments and education:

  • Headaches or sore eyes
  • Neck, back pain and stiffness
  • Shoulder or arm pain
  • Hand, wrist pain or pins and needles

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