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Workstation assessment

Would you like your office workers to take responsibility for their own workstation assessments?

Wellnomics Risk Management enables office workers to complete their own Posture and Workstation Assessments online. The assessment is based on the latest research on office ergonomics1 and complies with health and safety guidelines in most countries. The self-assessment provides office workers with advice on adjusting their work area, and highlights any individuals that may require extra assistance or particular equipment or guidance.

Online Self-Assessment

Each employee is prompted to complete an online self-assessment questionnaire.

The assessment covers all the key areas:

  • Screen (location and height)
  • Eyesight, use of glasses
  • Neck/shoulder posture (neck flexion, shoulder tension)
  • Laptop (use of and position)
  • Typing style (from touch typist to 'two fingered' typist)
  • Documents (use of and location)
  • Document holder (use of, type and location)
  • Normal gaze direction (keyboard, screen and document holder)
  • Desk (height, thickness, and adjustability)
  • Chair (height and adjustability)
Individual Risk Report

Once the questionnaire is completed, each employee receives an online report showing their risk rating and a list of recommended actions.

Clicking on each recommendation provides the employee with instructions on making adjustments to their workstation or posture. Advice is provided regarding best-practice.

Individual Risk Report Recommendation

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Management Reports

Management reports allow you to view the results of all the assessments. You can see the top risk factors found, plus a list of the top recommendations for your organisation. Dig deeper to identify the employees for which change is needed.

Risk Factors Assessed

The risk factors measured by the Posture and Workstation Assessment are:

Anterior position of the head · leaning forward
· chin poking out
Neck extension · screen position too high
· using bifocal glasses
Neck flexion (> 45°) · screen position too low and not looking at the keyboard
· document position too low
· looking at keyboard while typing
· using a laptop more than 2 hours per day
Neck rotation (> 45°) · document positioned to side
· screen positioned to side
Insufficient forearm support · during typing
· during mouse use
Shoulder elevation (shoulders raised towards the ears) · desk or arm rests too high
Upper arm elevation (> 20°) · mouse placed too far away
· keyboard too high
Upper arm outward rotation or abduction (elevated away from side of body) · mouse placed too far to one side
Wrist extension · keyboard too thick
· keyboard tilted forwards (rear legs or support raised)
Wrist flexion · keyboard tilted backwards (front legs or support raised)
Wrist ulnar deviation · using laptop with no external keyboard
· wrists bent to side when typing or using mouse

 

 

 

 

The Posture and Workstation Assessment is part of the Wellnomics Risk Management solution. Data from this assessment is combined with other assessments (such as Symptoms, Psychosocial Factors and Measurement of Computer Use and Breaks) to calculate overall risk levels for employees and the organisation.


1See data sheet The Research behind Wellnomics