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Taking assessments to a higher level

The report provides a detailed overview of our findings along with any recommendations for change or potential equipment intervention that could be made to assist the user at their workstation. The report provides a detailed overview of our findings along with any recommendations for change or potential equipment intervention that could be made to assist the user at their workstation.

Each year we carry out thousands of workplace assessments. The vast majority – around 14,000 in 2014 – are Grades 1 or 2 DSE assessments undertaken either to resolve an already identified area of concern with an individual, usually a musculoskeletal problem, or to help ensure a company’s full compliance with DSE regulations for both office and home workers.

All these assessments are handled by our unique and ever-expanding nationwide network of strategically-located Account Managers and Client Support Executives. All 75 of them are highly trained DSE assessors and many are graduates in human biomechanics or similar fields.

More complicated cases requiring in-depth assessments are carried out either by a medical professional with a deep knowledge of musculoskeletal issues and ergonomics training, or a qualified ergonomist with specialist knowledge in workstation issues.

These Grade 3 specialist DSE-relevant assessments are normally requested in cases where identified musculoskeletal or workstation issues require a more holistic approach. Although no physical examination is undertaken, measurements and photographs are taken with permission of the end-user. The employee is also required to give their written consent to a report being sent to the employer.

The report provides a detailed overview of our findings along with any recommendations for change or potential equipment intervention that could be made to assist the user at their workstation.

Of course, it’s not only desk-based workers who can suffer musculoskeletal problems. People who spend a lot of time in a car or van are also susceptible.

If a driver complains of discomfort, our trained ergonomist will carry out an assessment by observing them in their vehicle and discussing their issues with them to try to identify the possible causes. The assessor will then work with the individual to try to improve the situation using available adjustments of the vehicle. A report outlining any changes made and any further recommendations is then submitted to the employer.

To find out more about any of our higher level assessments, speak to your local account manager, visit our website or give us a call on 0345 345 0010.