Workstation Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Training

With so many of today's work activities involving computer use, optimal ergonomic workstation lay-out and awareness of self-management strategies is vital to reducing the risk of chronic disease and common aches and pains amongst staff.

A Registered Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Exercise Physiologist will facilitate the informal training sessions that will include both theoretical and practical components. Designed for groups of up to 15 workers, the session is 1.5 hours in duration and on completion of the training it is expected that participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the connection between anatomy, biomechanics and ergonomics.

  • Understand the ramifications of prolonged, repetitive or awkward techniques and/or postures and implement control strategies to address these issues.

  • Describe the process of risk identification, assessment, control and review.

  • Apply an array of self-management strategies and take responsibility for personal heath and well being.

  • Apply ergonomic principles to their workstation and discuss and implement methods of reducing potential risks.

Each participant will receive full colour handouts depicting workstation guidelines, optimal workstation posture and injury prevention exercises so that the messages and learnings can be reinforced long after the training session.

Following the training, should staff continue to have symptoms or experience discomfort, an individual Workstation Assessment may assist in identifying potential issues.