What are DSE & Workstation Assessments for workers with specialist seating requirements?
If you have a staff member who suffers from a condition and needs a new chair, then we would suggest that he or she has a specialist ergonomic assessment to determine that correct type of chair that is required.
Why would you need to arrange a specialist seating assessment?
If you have a member of staff who has been advised by a medical advisor that they need an ergonomic chair. We can help by carrying out an specialist ergonomic seating assessment, after which we can provide impartial advice. We are independent of any supplier so you can be assured that all advice given is independent.
Who carries out the specialist seating assessments
All assessments are carried out by a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist who has extensive experience on all types of seating and the adaptations that can be made to them.
Why use us
Using our professional service will give you the reassurance and protection you need and will help to avoid potential problems, along with avoiding purchasing unnecessary products or making changes that are not needed or have been poorly specified.
We have been validated and assessed by the Department of Work and Pensions for specialist assessments
What the assessment covers
Our assessment will cover relevant medical history, task analysis, how condition impacts on task and workstation analysis. By carrying out an in-depth assessment it will ensure that the correct equipment is purchased and that no other hazards exist as these could result in further issues occurring.
Our assessments are very thorough, tailored to give the right product and that the client is given a wellness program tailored to his or her specific needs.
After the assessment you will receive
A report which gives a summary of the key parts of the assessment detailing the findings and what changes need to be made. It will give the exact type of chair and adjustments that may be necessary to enable the client to sit comfortably.
Examples of specialist seating assessments
- A staff member has brought in an alternative chair e.g. a ball chair and there are concerns that it is not a DSE compliant chair
- A staff member using back supports, seat wedges, reports pain and discomfort but will not let you take away the seating accessories
- A staff member who suffers from a condition has been advised that he or she needs an ergonomic chair by a medical advisor. The term ergonomic chair is basically meaningless. Therefore, your staff member should have a specialist ergonomic assessment to determine that the correct type of chair is selected following an evidence-based approach. Too many times chairs are provided only to result in problems.
- If a user needs a specific chair we will measure that person up so that we can ensure that the correct sized chair is trialled. Combined with evidence and pertinent history we can ensure that the chair is customised and/or fitted with armrests, lumbar supports etc where relevant.
- We recommend chairs are trialled for a two-week period which is supplemented with specific advice.
All assessments are carried out by a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist who has extensive experience on all types of seating and the adaptations that can be made to them. Using our professional service will give you the reassurance and protection you need and will help to avoid potential problems, along with avoiding purchasing unnecessary products or making changes that are not needed or have been poorly specified.
Let's talk - Duncan Abbott - 01747 871868 or email
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