Ergonomic Assessments

Ergonomics matches each element of a working environment to the capabilities of the employee to optimise human performance and maximise comfort.

Sound ergonomic principles can help to:

  • Improve efficiency
  • Prevent accidents and ill health
  • Achieve a more satisfied, productive workforce

Ergonomics considers many aspects of the human workplace interaction, for example:

  • The nature of tasks carried out and the demands they make on people
  • The equipment used and whether it is appropriate for the task
  • The shapes, sizes and weights of things lifted, carried or moved and the capabilities of the people undertaking the tasks
  • How information is presented, accessed and manipulated
  • The physical environment including lighting, noise, humidity and temperature.

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