WORKSTATION ASSESSMENT (WSA)
Workstation assessments delivered by chartered physiotherapists and ergonomic specialists
Your people’s work environment can impact on their comfort, safety and long-term health as much as the tasks themselves. Equipment, tools, furniture and lighting can all contribute to the development or exacerbation of musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders.
Workstation assessments are legally required so that employers can reduce risk and maintain health and wellbeing. Our ergonomic workstation assessment solutions also help inform workers on steps they can take to improve their own situations.
In person and remote services
WSA assessment options
The workstation assessment can be conducted on your premises on a one-to-one basis with immediate feedback. Or, depending on the workplace environment, we can also carry out work style assessments via virtual platforms like Zoom or Teams.
Ergonomic workstation assessment
Workstation assessment benefits you’ll achieve for your workers
Reduced health risk – actions taken after the workstation assessment will help reduce the risk of back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders
Improved comfort – recommended adjustments to equipment and surroundings ultimately benefiting overall health and safety
Timely extra support – your people will be helped to avoid long-term conditions with signposting to relevant services.
Knowledge and empowerment – you’ll support workers by giving them insights to take responsibility for their own work environment going forward
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Workstation assessment FAQs
Who is legally required to be given a workstation assessment?
Essentially, anyone in a static role. The job could be on the factory floor, at the supermarket checkout or behind a desk. If it’s standing or sedentary, workplace assessments, including computer workstation assessments, are a statutory obligation for employers. Our solutions are designed to give you peace of mind in a strict regulatory environment while mitigating any potential compensation claims.
Who carries out the workplace assessment?
All our chartered physiotherapists blend specialist knowledge of workplace ergonomics with clinical expertise across a host of work environments. They’ll provide a detailed rationale for every recommendation they make, calling on years of experience. Their individual care and professionalism will show your people that you’re serious about their safety and comfort.
What adjustments are typically needed after a workstation assessment?
A written report will detail current and potential associated health impacts of each employee’s workstation. The report will outline how to act on the recommendations, and why these support workers. Adjustments might involve varying or replacing machinery or equipment, or making changes to lighting or ventilation. Suggestions may also focus on simple tweaks such as optimising posture or taking longer breaks.