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Since 1991, Posturite has been helping businesses improve the health and productivity of their workforces. As the UK'S largest workplace ergonomics company, we have carried out tens of thousands of DSE and ergonomic assessments over the years. We have listened and reacted to feedback and gradually extended what we do to meet the needs of our customers.

We offer a number of different grades of assessment, making it easier for you to establish what your staff need to ensure that they're productive and comfortable at work as possible.

Grade 1 - DSE Problem Solving Assessment WC73

Suitable for an individual who has been recognised to be experiencing musculoskeletal discomfort or has completed a DSE assessment which has highlighted areas of concern. Undertaken by Posturite employees trained in DSE assessments with extensive ergonomic product knowledge

A summary, with quote for any recommendations will be submitted following the assessment

Grade 1A - Bespoke DSE Problem Solving Assessment WC74

A bespoke DSE problem solving assessment is also suitable for an individual who has been recognised to be experiencing musculoskeletal discomfort or has completed a DSE assessment which has highlighted areas of concern. The assessor will follow a format and complete a report template as agreed between the client and Posturite account manager.

Undertaken by Posturite employees trained in DSE assessments with extensive ergonomic product knowledge

Grade 2 - DSE Compliant Assessment WC75

A fully compliant DSE assessment as required by the DSE regulations, undertaken by a Posturite employee trained in DSE assessments. Following the assessment, a completed DSE assessment form highlighting any areas of concern and providing recommendations will be submitted. A quote for any equipment which may be of benefit will be submitted with the report

Grade 2A - Home Workers DSE Compliant Assessment WC76

Undertaken by Posturite employees trained in DSE assessments. This assessment is very similar to the DSE compliant assessment but covers some of the specific issues of home working. These include dimensions of the work area, whether electrical items are labelled as safety tested and lighting levels. Following the assessment, a completed DSE assessment form highlighting any areas of concern and providing recommendations will be submitted. A quote for any equipment which may be of benefit will be submitted with the report. If required, a photograph of the workstation will be included.

Grade 3 - Specialist DSE Relevant Assessment WC51

Undertaken by either a medical professional with an in-depth knowledge of musculoskeletal issues and ergonomics training, or a qualified Ergonomist with specialist knowledge in workstation issues. This grade of assessment would be requested for complicated cases requiring a holistic approach and addressing any stated musculoskeletal and/or workstation issues.

The resulting report will provide a detailed overview of the findings along with any recommendations for change or potential equipment intervention that could be made to assist the user at their workstation. No physical examination would be needed, however measurements and photographs will be taken to accompany the report with permission of the end-user. Written consent for the report to be sent to the company will be required from the employee prior to this assessment being carried out.

Grade 3A - Involved Specialist DSE Assessment WC53

Undertaken by either a medical professional with an in-depth knowledge of musculoskeletal issues and ergonomics training, or a qualified Ergonomist with specialist knowledge in workstation issues. This grade of assessment would be needed for DSE workstation related issues where the individual's issues are more complex, where meetings with line managers and/or HR staff may be required to support the assessment.

The Grade 3A assessment may also be required for employees with more complex issues who operate at multiple or non-standard workstations.

No physical examination would be needed, however measurements and photographs will be taken to accompany the report with permission of the end-user. Written consent for the report to be sent to the company will be required from the employee prior to this assessment being carried out.

Driver Set Up Review WC96

Undertaken by a Posturite (CSE) client support executive.

This type of assessment would be appropriate for an individual complaining of discomfort (without significant medical history) whilst driving a particular vehicle.

The individual will be observed sitting in their car and their discomfort discussed with them to try and identify possible factors influencing the discomfort reported. The CSE will work with the individual to try to improve the driving position using available adjustments of the car. Products will be available to trial at the time of the assessment. A summary report will be written outlining any changes made during the review and any additional equipment such as cushions/wedges that may assist the driver with improving their comfort whilst driving. If it is felt that an Ergonomic Driver Assessment or Ergonomic Driver Role Assessment is required, this will be advised.

NB. This is a stationary assessment not a driving assessment, no recommendations of specific alternative vehicles are possible.

Requestors need to be informed that products will be available for trial at the time of booking and if an issue, the CSE advised prior to the assessment.

Driver Comfort Assessment (Car) WC52

Undertaken by either a medical professional or qualified ergonomist with particular knowledge of musculoskeletal issues (regional assessors).

This type of assessment would be appropriate for an individual complaining of pain or significant discomfort/ difficulty or being unable to manage an existing musculoskeletal condition whilst driving a particular car. The individual will be observed sitting in their vehicle and their issues discussed with them to try and identify possible factors influencing the problems reported including driving pattern. The assessor will work with the individual to try to improve the driving position using available adjustments of the car. Once set up in the most appropriate position with the available adjustments an assessment of the suitability of this position taking into account the driver’s and seat dimensions, reported medical issues and the other equipment adjustments (steering wheel position etc...) available will be undertaken. A report will be written outlining any changes made and any further recommendations that may assist the driver with their comfort whilst driving, this may include additional equipment such as cushions/wedges or recommendations of vehicle options that the driver may benefit from such as an automatic transmission or a depth adjustment on the steering wheel.

NB. This is a stationary assessment not a driving assessment, no recommendations of specific alternative vehicles are possible although recommended car features will be identified if necessary. This assessment is focused on the drivers driving position note will be made of other job factors involving the vehicle that are observed or raised by the driver that may influence the comfort or condition of the driver but an in depth of these issues will not be undertaken as part of this assessment.

Driver Role Assessment (any vehicle) WC522

Undertaken by either a qualified medical professional or qualified ergonomist with particular knowledge of musculoskeletal and relevant ergonomic issues.

This type of assessment would be appropriate for an individual complaining of pain or significant discomfort/ difficulty or being unable to manage an existing musculoskeletal condition whilst driving a particular vehicle. The individual will be observed sitting in their vehicle and their role and issues discussed with them to try and identify possible factors influencing the problems reported including their driving pattern. The assessor may also consider, where it is relevant to the discomfort reported, on other factors such as manual handling from the vehicle or laptop use in the vehicle.

The assessor will work with the individual to try to improve the driving position using available adjustments of the vehicle. Once set up in the most appropriate position with the available adjustments an assessment of the suitability of this position taking into account the drivers and seat dimensions and the other equipment adjustments (steering wheel position etc.) available will be undertaken. A report will be written outlining any changes made and any further recommendations that may assist the driver with their comfort whilst driving, this may include additional equipment such as cushions/wedges or recommendations of options that the driver may benefit from such as an automatic transmission or a depth adjustment on the steering wheel. The report will also comment on other areas of the job role that may be affecting the persons comfort.

NB. This is a stationary assessment not a driving assessment, no recommendations of specific alternative vehicles are possible although recommended vehicle features will be identified if necessary. This assessment will be focused on the drivers driving position and the other activities involving the vehicle that their job role requires e.g. manual handling and computer work as reported by the driver.

For pricing or if you're unsure of which assessment is right for you, speak to your account manager and they'll advise which grade is best suited to your needs.