Workstation Assessment for Homeworkers
Many employees are now working from home. They may have had to set up a temporary workstation at home without professional guidance or supervision. Prolonged sedentary work at a poorly set up workstation can give rise to back, shoulder, neck or limb pain or make existing conditions worse, particularly if the seating posture is poor.
A Remote Workstation Assessment will provide specialist advice, training and guidance to the employee, and will help an employer mitigate risk and meet their duty of care.
We never planned to be working from home for so long
Users working with poorly set up Display Screen Equipment (DSE) are most likely to experience discomfort gradually, over a period of time. If no changes are made to their working environment, then this discomfort will turn into pain and could lead to an acute long term condition.
With no knowledge of how long these temporary home working arrangements will be in place, the risks to the individual are likely to increase unless a strategy for workstation assessments and employee guidance are put into place.
If an employee is experiencing discomfort at their workstation, or having difficulties setting up an appropriate working environment, then undertaking a workstation assessment will identify the risks and provide practical, reasoned solutions and recommendations. This will reduce the risk to the lowest possible level in so far as is reasonably practicable for the Employer and Employee; and demonstrate due diligence of care in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Here are a few reasons to choose Thrive4Life to provide your remote workstation assessments:
- Our workstation assessor is also a Chartered Physiotherapist with many years’ experience in undertaking telephonic consultations.
- Their detailed understanding of biomechanics and how the body works, will help the employee better manage their musculoskeletal health.
- Our assessor will problem solve with your employee to find ways in which they can best utilise their available equipment, their environment and their work routine to minimise risk.
- Provide practical exercises, stretches, and postural correction.
- Ensuring that all achievable ‘soft’ solutions are met.
- Provide practical and cost effective longer term solutions, which can be implemented if required.
Interested? Get in touch with us
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Let us know how many employees may require a Remote Homeworking Assessment and if you are considering the ‘basic’ or ‘complex’ report, or a mixture of both.