A popular service of BodyLab is our workstation assessments for staff in the workplace. Reasons for the request can include discomfort issues, a new workstation, or the assessment is requested to prevent issues from occurring.
The assessment can take 30 minutes and up to 60 minutes if it is more complex. We take before and after photographs and measurements which include forward head posture and horizontal eye position in relation to the screen. We look at the position of the lumbar support, chair height, desk height, position of keyboard, mouse and phone (elbow) position in relation to the shoulder joint.
Sit-to-Stand desks are becoming more common. We educate on standing positions along with recommendations of standing time over a working day, based on international standards1. The health and financial costs of prolonged sitting are well documented. Once employers see the evidence they are often encouraged to future-proof their business with Sit-to-Stand desks.
Adjustments are made to suit the person’s body dimensions at the time, and equipment will be recommended if needed. If anything is not quite right as a result of our adjustments, we will come back in to make further adjustments at no charge.
The assessment is also followed up with a report. A before and after photograph for example, may look something like this….
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- Buckley JP, et al (2015), Br J Sports Med, 0:1-6, doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-094618
- Chengalur et al (2004). Kodak’s Ergonomic Design for People at Work. John Wiley & Sons Inc, New Jersey. Second Edition.
- McGill, Stuart (2002, 2007). Low Back Disorders. Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation. Human Kinetics.
- Chek, Paul (1999). The Importance of Ergonomics in Rehabilitation. CHEK Certification Programme, Level 1.