What is a Workplace Assessment?

Workplace assessments are usually requested by an individual or employer who believes that their workstation set up is causing pain and discomfort, commonly affecting the lower back, neck or wrist.

Workplace assessments are also used to help individuals experiencing difficulties at work continue in or return to work safely and with less risk of aggravating symptoms.

A workplace assessment considers an employee’s situation, ergonomic setup and work organisation to provide practical recommendations to improve their comfort in the workplace.

Workplace assessments are commonly requested to review office ergonomics and display screen equipment (DSE) set up but are not just limited to office environments. They can benefit employees in a full range of working situations.


Why Get a Workplace Assessment

Employers with more than 5 staff are required by law to undertake regular risk assessments of all employees who use display screen equipment (DSE) for more than one hour at a time in their working day.

Compliance with the law is one good reason to ensure that DSE assessments are undertaken but there is also significant absence related cost savings that can be made by reducing the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders.

Workplace assessments also play a vital role for employees returning to work after a period of absence or who have a pre-existing disability.


Book a Workplace Assessment

Capital Physio offers a full workplace assessment service, which is carried out by chartered physiotherapists specially trained in occupational health, ergonomics and health and safety.

We have assessors based across the UK and can typically offer appointments within 7 working days. Appointments can be booked for individuals or groups. Discounts are available for groups of 5 or more employees assessed in a single location on the same day.

A comprehensive report will be completed following all assessments, which will be available within 3 working days.

To book or find out more, please contact gina.buckley@capitalphysio.com

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