The Keil Centre provides workplace assessments to help organisations identify ergonomic risk factors present within their business. The key drivers are to reduce occupational injury, and to improve productivity, product quality and employee satisfaction.
The risk factors we assess can include:
- Physical risk factors, such as awkward or static posture
- Task repetition, frequency and duration
- Environmental, organisational and psychosocial factors
The methodology used in our assessments will vary according to the project but can include: on-site reviews, interviews, digital photography/video, and application of validated analysis tools and questionnaires. Conclusions will be made and recommendations provided which are prioritised to assist the organisation with ease of implementation.
Our Ergonomists are registered with the UK Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF) and all have the minimum of an MSc in Ergonomics. They have extensive experience in a wide range of industry sectors including oil and gas, chemical processing, manufacturing, transport and public sector.
When is it used?
An assessment is often requested as a proactive measure to identify risk factors within the organisation that have the potential to bring about reduced employee wellbeing, productivity or product quality. Alternatively, an assessment may be requested following the identification of increased rates of MSDs within a particular workplace area or job type.
Ergonomic workplace assessments can be undertaken by any organisation to gather information in the development of:
- Ergonomic improvements for a whole plant/site, specific sector or workstation
- Ergonomic improvements to assist a specific individual
- An expert testimony
Benefits of this approach
The benefits of undertaking an ergonomic workplace assessment within an organisation and applying the recommendations made will be felt by both employees and the organisation.
Addressing these risk factors can help to:
- Reduce workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and general health of employees
- Improve productivity and product quality, thus demonstrating a cost saving
- Improve job design and employee satisfaction
- Improve workplace organisation al factors, such as safety culture, work division, communication, working relationships
The benefits of ergonomic intervention have been further detailed in several papers by the UK Health & Safety Executive (see 'Related downloads' section below).
Find out more
To find out more about Ergonomics Workplace Assessments and how they may be beneficial to your organisation, please telephone our Edinburgh office on +44(0)131 229 6140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our consultants will be in touch as soon as possible.