A risk assessment is an essential first step in identifying workplace risks and is the starting point to the implementation of a sound ergonomics programme.  This allows you to identify the potential hazards, and associated risks, within the workplace.

By accurately and correctly determining these risks, you will have a better understanding of potential problem areas within your workplace. Ergonomics Engineering uses internationally recognised ergonomics risk assessment and management software.  This software quantifies and prioritises the ergonomics risks using recognised ergonomics tools such as:

  1. Snook Tables
  2. NIOSH Lifting Equation
  3. Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) Tool
  4. Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) Tool
  5. Ovako Working Posture Assessment (OWAS) Tool
  6. ISO 11226
  7. Job Strain Index
  8. Lower Back Analysis Tool

Consideration is made of the following when conducting the risk assessments:

  1. Task variables
  2. Working environment
  3. Environmental factors
  4. Equipment used
  5. Working postures adopted
  6. Individual capabilities