The aim of a workstation assessment is to identify and control the hazards and risks that may contribute to the development of musculosketal disorders (MSDs). In order to comply with the current regulations the assessment must be carried out by a competent person with relevant training and experience.
MOHS can undertake workstation assessments and will make recommendations to help resolve musculosketal injuries and associated medical conditions which often result in extended periods of sickness absence.
We work closely with line managers, HR and/or health and safety representatives to ensure employees’ needs are properly addressed and that they are fit to complete their required tasks.
We ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulation and best practice including:
Recommendations for referral for treatment of a condition or any action required would be made in conjunction with the employee’s line manager, taking into account factors such as:
Any reports outlining recommendations to changes in working practices, adjustments to the working environment or equipment must be shared with the employee undergoing the assessment. Other people who may be involved include senior managers, line managers, HR, health and safety officers and appropriate employee representatives such as union reps.
We recommend that written consent forms are completed for all assessments