The workplace is like a second home, it is where we spend most of our productive hours doing our jobs, socializing and collaborating with our coworkers. Wherever it is we conduct our work, we prefer it to be somewhere that we can be efficient, safe from injury, and healthy so we can keep doing our jobs.
Workplace ergonomics is the science of creating the best workspace for the benefit of its workers. A great workplace design helps in creating more efficient, capable and confident workers. On the other hand, a bad workplace design may lead to low productivity, poor output quality and injured workers.
What are the benefits of good workplace ergonomics?
1. Workplace Ergonomics can reduce costs
Having an environment clear from risk of injury will lower the chances of having to spend money on injury prevention. Good workstation ergonomics can reduce the risk factor for workplace-related accidents, therefore reduce the money you spend on unnecessary incidents.
2. Improved productivity and efficiency
A workstation that is designed to avoid prolonged awkward postures, make things easier to reach, have optimal table and chair heights for improved posture will definitely improve productivity and efficiency.
3. Better ergonomics, better quality
When a job is too tiring and stressful, employees tend to not do their best because it takes a toll on both their physical and mental status.
4. Employee management
Employees will definitely appreciate seeing that their health and safety is being prioritized. When workers don’t get overwhelmed and tired all the time with simple tasks, it may improve morale in the workplace, reduce absenteeism, and reduce staff turnover.
5. Injury prevention and a culture of safety
Workplace ergonomics shows that your company prioritizes health and safety for everyone. All the benefits of good ergonomics as said above helps develop a stronger culture of safety at work. Healthy workers are the best workers. Developing a strong culture of health and safety will lead to better performance and high-quality output.
Workplace ergonomics process and assessment
Most of the time, companies get ergonomics assessments after an incident has already happened. While this isn’t a bad thing, being proactive can help maximise wellness in the workplace.
It is a good idea to get an ergonomic assessment of your workplace from professionals so that costly accidents can be prevented as early as now.
If you’re looking for an efficient and reliable workplace assessor who can deliver these benefits, PHW Group provides home or office workstation ergonomic assessments for clients throughout Australia. What makes PHW Group unique is their approach to ergonomics which are far beyond the traditional workstation setup. Its ergonomic consultants are also expert occupational therapists, physiotherapists and exercise physiologists who are trained to look at the following and provide in-depth analysis of the below factors in the workplace:
- Equipment including chairs & phones
- Computers and computer setup
- Staff posture (sitting and standing)
- Work tasks demand
- Stretches for injury prevention
- The cognitive demands
- Vehicles, machinery and equipment
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