Ergonomics assesses people’s abilities, tasks, equipment, information and the environment to design safe, effective and productive workplaces. Many common accidents can be prevented if ergonomics and human factors are considered in designing people’s jobs and work systems. SafeWork Australia believes that good work design is the most effective process for eliminating hazards, incorporating effective risk control measures and designing-in efficiencies.
Ergonomic problems can be found in the design of tasks, manual handling, workstation layout and production lines. Our qualified and experienced Ergonomists are skilled in observing work spaces and work practices. They will assess your company’s needs and provide practical recommendations and customised training as required.
The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022 has set three national targets to be achieved by 2022. They are based on reductions of worker fatalities due to injury, claims resulting in one or more weeks off work and claims for musculoskeletal disorders resulting in one or more weeks off work. In order to achieve these targets, you need to consider effective work design in your workplace. A failure to do so could result in a breach of the WHS and OHS legislation.