Ergonomic Assessment

Ergonomic Assessment

What does ergonomics really mean?

Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace to suit the capabilities or limitations of the worker. A workplace committed to ergonomic design and tailored workspaces will reap greater rewards – reduced costs, improved productivity, greater quality, increased employee engagement and a better safety culture.

The average office worker spends about 80% of their day sitting – so good posture, back care and ergonomic seating is vital to ensure health and wellbeing, as well as reduce the risk of back and neck pain, headaches and problems with legs and feet.

The Back Centre team are the ergonomics experts.

At Back Centre, we talk about your health first. We have spent more than 30 years helping our customers adapt workplaces to suit individuals.

In store, our team will spend as long as they need to discover a person’s exact needs. On-site, our experienced occupational therapist, Judy Ross, provides individual and group ergonomic assessments.

Why should I book an Ergonomic Assessment?

A session with Back Centre’s own occupational therapist, Judy Ross, will change the way you work. Judy has more than 25 years’ experience in office ergonomics and seating and injury management.

Judy conducts comprehensive on-site assessments of chairs and seating and workstations, analysing factors that may cause or aggravate any problems.

Injury management can be costly – the earlier problems are addressed, the better. When employees are experiencing musculoskeletal problems, an ergonomic workstation assessment can make a huge difference to their recovery.

Standard workstation assessment

This assessment is suitable for someone who has chair, workstation or minor, short term health concerns (e.g. shoulder, neck or low back discomfort).  It is not adequate for someone with more serious or more than one body problem area or more than one workstation (including sit/stand workstation). The assessment is up to 30 minutes and includes.

  • Evaluation of chair, desk, monitor, keyboard, mouse, phone, document position, foot area, lighting and storage
  • Evaluation of working postures while computing and sitting
  • Advice on adjustment of chair, workstation and desk top equipment (on the spot changes are done where possible)
  • Hand written checklist report with recommendations.

Comprehensive workstation assessment

This assessment is suitable for someone who has a few chair, workstation and health concern (e.g. both shoulders and low back discomfort or pain). A comprehensive assessment is needed when someone wants an assessment of their need for a sit/stand workstation or is working from more than one workstation (including a sit/stand workstation).  The assessment is up to 60 minutes and includes.

  • All Standard Workstation Assessment features
  • Evaluation of workstation factors contributing to health concerns including work behaviours, habits and methods
  • Injury management recommendations including workstation adjustments, alternative equipment, exercises, stretches, and postural changes.
  • Hand written checklist report with recommendations.

Because our assessment services are in high demand and we want to help as many people as we can, we cannot offer typed reports or after assessment liaison, such as phone calls or emails to managers etc as part of this service.

Discounts for multiple assessments done on the same day.

10% for 2.

20% for 3.

25% for 4 or more.

Book an Assessment

  • Showroom Consultations

    Consultation by one of our team members to discover your exact needs


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  • Onsite Chair/Seating Assessment

    Our occupational therapist provides individual ergonomic chair/seating assessment at your workplace.


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  • Onsite Standard Assessment

    Workstation & chair/seating standard assessment by our occupational therapist at your workplace
    (15-30 minutes)


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  • Onsite Comprehensive Assessment

    Comprehensive workstation, chair and work methods, with injury management recommendations by our occupational therapist
    (30-60 minutes)


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Talk to us about Group Training

In a Group Training session, employees learn how to set up their own workstation and chair correctly, discuss healthy work practices and discover tips on troubleshooting common musculoskeletal issues.

To book an assessment, call our team on 08 8351 0666, contact us or come and see us at our showroom.

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