Workstation assessments

A workstation assessment is to be done at commencement of employment, after desk relocation and at the onset of any symptoms of injury. The following steps should be taken for you to check your workstation set up:

  1. Complete the PULSE on line module ‘Office Ergonomics Essentials’
  2. Do a self-check.  A self-assessment checklist form is available under reference documents.
  3. Request an Occupational Strains Liaison Officer (OSLO) assessment. This is suitable if you are a new employee or do not have an injury. 
    »Find your OSLO.
  4. Install Workrave from the software centre if not already installed. Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of occupational overuse. The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit.
  5. Submit a Figtree incident notification if you have an injury or are experiencing any symptoms. An aassessment will then be conducted by a health professional, and recommendations provided to yourself and your supervisor.
  6. If the chair is part of your workstation set up concerns, a WEG Chair Trial Room is located at Chancelry 10B lower ground (enter via Ellery Crescent side of the building), follow the signs to the training room (through the big grey door on the left) then the chair room is on the right. The trial room is open 8:30am - 5pm weekdays, no appointment necessary.
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