WorkRite expands its assessment services

assessment-services_blogWorkRite, our specialist e-learning, training and consultancy division, has expanded its range of highly respected assessment services.

Already the country’s leading provider of online DSE education and assessment via its AssessRite e-learning program, WorkRite has now added a number of specialist packages to its portfolio of individual one-to-one assessments.

These include:

Grade 3 and Grade 4 Ergonomic Assessments

Normally required for individuals who are suffering with musculoskeletal disorders where additional time and a more in-depth analysis of work habits, routines and methods is called for. These mainly reactive assessments are carried out by either a medical professional or a qualified ergonomist with specialist knowledge of workstation issues. The Grade 4 Assessment is normally required if there are specific issues – relating to the Equality Act, for example – or if a review of more than one workstation is required.

Driver Comfort Assessment

A reactive assessment for anyone who complains of discomfort while driving a particular vehicle. The individual will be observed whilst in their vehicle to identify the reasons for the discomfort or pain. The assessor will then work with the person to try to improve the situation using any available adjustments. A full written report will outline any changes made and provide clear recommendations for any further adjustments or changes that may need consideration.

Disability Workplace Needs Assessment

All employers strive to have happy and productive staff. There is no need for a disability to impact on an individual’s productivity level if they are properly equipped to do their job. Our Disability Workplace Needs Assessment will help employer and employee to develop a strategy for overcoming any issues.

Dyslexia Screener & Diagnostic Dyslexia Assessment

WorkRite’s simple online dyslexia screener focuses on six key areas which will help employers understand whether any problems individuals are having are as a result of dyslexia or other difficulties. If the report shows that the employee has dyslexic tendencies, he or she can be referred for a full one-to-one diagnostic assessment carried out by a fully qualified and registered psychologist specialising in adult dyslexia. The subsequent report will provide the employer with a clear set of recommendations for any adjustments that might need to be made in order to ensure the employee’s potential is maximised.

Colour Overlay Assessment

The background colour on computer screens and other reading matter can have a dramatic effect on how words and images are interpreted; many people find that reading black words on a white background can cause eye strain, headaches and fatigue. Long term, this will have an impact on an individual’s productivity levels and have a real effect on their work. If an individual has been diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia, a colour overlay assessment can, on occasions, overcome a problem almost immediately.

Visual Impairment Assessment

There are a multitude of software and technology solutions available to help employees with any form of visual impairment. But how do employers know exactly which one is most suited to the individual and their workplace? A Visual Impairment Assessment will provide the employee with a strategy for overcoming the impact their visual impairment might be having on their work and help them reach their full potential.