BRS Consulting, Sydney has a team of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who specialise in conducting ergonomic workstation assessments and providing advice on safe workstation adjustment at the workplace or home-based office.
A workstation assessment consists of an assessment of the worker’s posture, work practises, workstation and work environment. Advice is then provided on appropriate modifications to reduce risks identified and to ensure a safe work environment. Education is provided to the employee on how to safely set up their workstation and handouts can be provided on “Workstation Set Up and Healthy Habits for the Office” , “Sit – Standing Workstation Guidelines“and “2 minute Office Exercise”. A report can be provided summarising problems identified, and recommended modifications with reference to relevant WHS legislative requirements.
Home Office Assessments: COVID- 19
BRS Consulting provides tailored Home Office Assessments to ensure workers are set up safely when working from home (WFH).
With the development of COVID -19, more and more people are working from home due to the social distancing advice and restrictions. It will be more challenging for employers to ensure the safety and welfare of their workers when they are working from home.
BRS Consulting is now providing a trouble shooting/video conferencing service using our Home Office Assessment checklists instead of our usual face to face assessments. This service can be tailored to your company’s requirements and can simply be a brief videoconference to trouble shoot a particular issue or can be a more comprehensive assessment for staff experiencing pain or problems with their work set up.
It is essential that workers are set up ergonomically and implement safe work techniques to ensure prevention of injury and for them to be focussed and productive with work. Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace for their staff working in the office and from home under the WHS Act. It is very easy for workers to slip into bad habits such as working on the laptop in bed or on the couch with poor postures. As WFH could potentially be a protracted arrangement with the recent COVID-19 developments, it is essential that workers are educated on the importance of safe work postures and ensuring the work set up is as ergonomic as possible.