Workstation assessments

The aim of a workstation assessment is to identify and control the hazards and risks that may contribute to the development of musculoskeletal 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 musculoskeletal 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:

  • Equality Act 2010
  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

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:

  • working environment
  • number of hours worked
  • training given
  • use of equipment

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. 

Find out more and book
To book an appointment for a workplace assessment or for further information, please email or phone 0121 601 4041