Industrial Ergonomics Assessments & Surveys
Industrial Ergonomics Assessments & Surveys are completed by our qualified Chartered Ergonomists to ensure the highest possible level of service. Industrial Ergonomics surveys cover areas that involve repetitive movements/actions, awkward postures, manual handling (including pushing and pulling) such as:
- Manufacturing lines
- Production lines
- Complex processes
- Repetitive upper limb tasks
- Manual handling tasks
Industrial Ergonomics surveys are suitable for any areas within a worker’s environment were concerns have been raised. The objectives of the survey are to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), improve wellbeing and maintain/improve productivity.
Morgan Maxwell approach to Industrial Ergonomics
Morgan Maxwell apply the following process to complete the industrial ergonomics workplace survey:
1. Kick off meeting
Chartered Ergonomist will hold initial kick of meeting to get detailed understanding of the client’s needs and concerns. Ergonomist will take client through the industrial ergonomics workplace survey process and organise agenda for site visit. This is normally completed via online meeting platform.
2. Site visit
- Ergonomist spends time observing and interviewing employees during task completion.
- Data collection of loads and frequency involved within the task.
- Data collection of environmental factors that may affect the workers such as noise, lighting levels and thermal conditions.
- Investigation into the social and psychological areas of the environment will be conducted by using Morgan Maxwell validated questionnaire along side observations and interviews.
- Debrief with management after onsite data collection.
3. Industrial Ergonomics Report completion
- Easy to understand report with clear recommendations.
- Use of Ergonomics based risk assessment tools to assess risk to your employees such as, Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA), Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA), Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART), Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC), Risk Assessment of Pushing and Pulling (RAPP) and the Muscle Fatigue Assessment Tool.
- Application of legislation, ergonomics best practice and British (BS) European (EN) & International (ISO) standards will be incorporated where required.
- After report is supplied, a time can be arranged for discussion of recommendations and post assessment support guidance from Ergonomist.
Morgan Maxwell also offer a two day Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) Approved Industrial Ergonomics Training Courses designed to train your staff in the process of completing an ergonomics task assessment.
By applying an ergonomics approach, we can:
- Improve the productivity of your staff.
- Reduce sickness absence and presenteeism
- Improve the wellbeing of your staff.
- Reduce risk of litigation
What are the benefits to your business?
An ergonomics approach improves staff buy in. Your staff are the experts in their job. Their opinion really matters.
- Improved productivity and wellbeing
- Increases real and perceived value of your design.
- Ensures the social (human) and technical (organisation) are considered in parallel.
- Identifies major design issues early on which can help to avoid costly mistakes.
- Compliance with ergonomics legislation and health and safety.
4 reasons why you should choose us
- Chartered Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialists experts within Industrial Ergonomics
- Registered Consultancy with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF)
- Experience across multiple organisations and sectors including finance, health care and manufacturing.
- Experts in applying ergonomics & Human Factors to improve the wellbeing and productivity of your staff.
A chartered ergonomist will be in touch to discuss your requirements.