A workstation assessment is a legal requirement for computer users under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) regulations 1992.
Equally important, an assessment ensures that your workstation is safe, comfortable and helps to minimise or prevent pain when working.
How does it work?
We assess the reach, height, space and light when you are at your workstation.
During the assessment, we observe and analyse your posture and how you are working.
We then resolve any issues with adjustment of the workstation. This may include adjusting your chair to get maximum comfort, adjusting your position when using the keyboard.
We give expert tailored advice regarding posture and movement, exercises if appropriate and recommendations for equipment if required.
We are independent from ergonomic and chair suppliers so that our recommendations are unbiased and completely tailored to your needs.
Standard workstation assessment
Assessed by a Chartered Physiotherapist or ergonomist with in-depth workstation assessment experience
We recommend this level of assessment to fulfill the requirements of the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment regulations 1992 for someone without pain.
This assessment takes 20-30 minutes.
During the assessment, we assess working posture, chair set up, screen, mouse and keyboard position, space, light, reach and height.
We make adjustments if required and provide advice on posture.
We complete a basic ergonomic checklist during the assessment and provide recommendations.
This checklist will demonstrate that an assessment has been done to ensure compliance with the regulations.
All our assessors are Chartered Physiotherapists who are experts in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems and workstation assessments.
On a day to day basis, they see the connection between poor posture, a badly set up workstation and musculoskeletal pain which they treat in the clinic and are therefore ideally placed to help you.
We offer two levels of assessment to cater for your specific requirements
Clinical workstation assessment
Assessed by a Chartered Physiotherapist or ergonomist with an in-depth workstation assessment experience.
45 minutes to an hour face to face assessment followed by a more detailed report than the Standard workstation assessment.
These are for clients who have an injury, medical condition or discomfort such as back pain.
During the assessment, a medical history of the condition is taken.
A thorough assessment of the workstation and analysis of the working tasks is completed to assess the reach, height, space and light.
Anthropometric measurements may be taken (for example measurement of the leg length to assess chair fit).
At the time of the assessment adjustments may be made, tailored exercises, advice and education about posture, work patterns and ways of relieving pain/discomfort are given if appropriate.
This will be followed by a typed report with findings and recommendations.
The Physio Company have provided workstation assessments for over 25 years and our clients include:
- Allen and Overy
- Standard Chartered Bank
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- McDermott Will and Emery
- Seven Investment Management
- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld
- AIA Worldwide
- Air Charter Services
- Amnesty International
- British Airways
- RMPI Railpen
- Squire Patton Boggs
Amanda and her Team provide an invaluable service here at Allen and Overy and have done for many years. They have a professional yet friendly approach and feedback from those receiving the assessments is very favorable. The assessments they carry out are comprehensive and in each case the report contains recommendations for equipment or adjustments required for the individual. This identifies exactly what is needed to resolve the issues. Follow up and monitoring plans are also provided Having Physiotherapists available who are ergonomically trained and are able to effectively assess those with musculoskeletal problems allows me to be confident that I am doing everything possible to minimize the risks to my colleagues who are working with Display Screen Equipment.PC Health, Safety and Environment Manager Allen and Overy
We have been using The Physio Company since March 2015 to deliver our ergonomic assessment programme. We have one member of The Physio Company who consistently delivers our programme within the Headquarters building in London, supported by a Physio Company Administrator who makes all the diary appointments with our clients and manages our online learning and assessment programme. The Physio Company have delivered all that we have requested to a very high standard.Sonia Whiteley – Head of Health and Safety, EBRD.