Good ergonomic practices ensure that employees are safe, healthy, and able to be productive whilst working.
Ergonomics is all about matching the task, and the equipment needed for the user, with the worker. It assesses the working environment, which could be in an office, or at home. Looking at how to align each element of the working environment to the capabilities of the employee. Optimising this space for performance and to maximise comfort.
It is about changing the environment around the worker and making this adapt to the person, rather than the other way around.
Sound ergonomic principles can help to:
- Improve efficiency and productivity
- Prevent accidents
- Achieve a more satisfied, productive workforce
- Prevent musculoskeletal disorders and other injuries