Taking up to 30 minutes per employee, Fit4Work’s basic assessments begin with asking some general questions to ascertain how long the individual spends at their desk at any one time, the tasks they are required to complete at their workstation, and if the individual is suffering from any musculoskeletal issues or experience discomfort at their workstation.
After observing the employee at their workstation, the assessor, Chartered Physiotherapist Angela Hinton, will make immediate improvements to the workstation where appropriate, and draw from her extensive knowledge how musculoskeletal injuries are caused and treated to establish necessary adjustments to the individual’s posture, chair, desk or work equipment.
Across the course of each basic DSE assessment, a detailed report is completed containing all observations, the on-site adjustments made, and the further recommended adjustments required to create a safer and healthier working environment for the employee.
Fit4Work’s in-depth DSE assessments, for employees with complex medical issues or musculoskeletal injuries, can take up to an hour to complete. Pulling from her extensive understanding of the human body, Angela can discuss employee injuries in detail, making Fit4Work DSE assessments far more than just compliance, and providing a huge added benefit over typical assessment providers.
Offering postural advice and on-the-spot adjustments to help ease the individual’s discomfort, Angela will observe them at their workstation completing typical daily tasks, addressing all equipment (screens, mouse, keyboard, chair and desk etc) in her report. Further required adjustments will be added to the report to help create a safer working environment for the employee.