Driver Comfort Assessment
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What is a Driver Comfort assessment?
This static face-to-face car or van assessment deals with more complicated cases requiring deeper knowledge and experience to address the reported problems, generally musculoskeletal, affecting the driver comfort in the vehicle.
The driver's position is reviewed with the aim to improve the set-up to try to help alleviate any reported issues or musculoskeletal discomfort that the user may be experiencing and recommend changes that may improve their comfort whilst using the vehicle.
Who completes these Driver Comfort assessments?
These assessments will be carried out by a health professional with in-depth knowledge of musculoskeletal issues and ergonomics training, or an ergonomist with specific knowledge in this area.
What happens during the Driver Comfort assessment?
During the assessment the assessor will discuss with the driver the issues they are experiencing whilst using their vehicle, any relevant conditions they have, and the work activities that they undertake with the vehicle. The assessor will observe their posture in the vehicle, and if possible, make changes to improve their set up during the appointment. The assessor will take relevant measurements and photographs of the driver and the vehicle. No physical examination will be undertaken.
Following the assessment, a report of the assessment will be provided focussing on the reason given for the assessment. The report will include a description of the vehicle, the driver’s position, areas where set up could be improved, changes made during the appointment and any further recommendations (where relevant) with justifications.
What information is collected at the Driver Comfort assessment?
During the assessment information about the drivers reported issues will be collected, by observation, measurements and photographs undertaken of a single stationary vehicle.
The assessment report can contain, if relevant, personal and medical information, so the driver will need to provide consent for the assessment to take place.
If the driver does not want certain information put in the report or disclosed to the employer, they should not discuss this information with the assessor.
When can I expect the report back following the Driver Comfort assessment?
Our reports are quality checked, password protected and provided to the requestor of the assessment within 5 working days of the appointment. Should we be experiencing any delays to this lead time we will advise you. The report is sent to the requester only.
How do I request a Driver Comfort assessment?
The quickest and easiest way is to order your assessment directly through our website. You can pay by credit card or request an invoice if you have a business account with us. If you wish to speak to someone about linking your Posturite web account with your organisational account please let us know.
Alternatively, please complete our assessment referral form and return this to [email protected]. If you are having problems completing our form then please do not hesitate to contact us on + 44 (0) 345 345 0010, or via live chat.
Please ensure you complete all the information required, including the reason for the referral so we can make sure the assessment type is appropriate, and focus on the issues outlined. There may be delays processing your request if you do not provide this information.
My organisation has a bespoke Posturite approved product list. Can the assessor refer to this?
The Driver Comfort assessor is not party to any client approved product lists as the nature of these assessments is independent from Posturite’s product catalogue. All recommendations for product, or other improvements, will be fully justified and described within the report.
If you would like our inhouse team to review and if appropriate, work to an approved product list (in consultation with the assessor) we would take this into consideration and would be happy to discuss this further with you. Please note there would be an additional per assessment charge for this service and may extend the lead time on report submission.
What happens if I need to cancel the Driver Comfort assessment?
If you wish to cancel, we reserve the right to make the following charges:
- Within 7 working days - 50% of the invoice value
- Within 2 working days - full invoice value
Please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t make your appointment.