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Worksite Assessment (Job Analysis)
A worksite assessment or job analysis is the assessment of specific duties or a specific job in a workplace, to identify the key physical, mental and psychological demands required to perform each task.
The information can then be used for the following purposes:
- Assist in identifying suitable duties for injured workers, at different stages of return to work.
- Assist with developing a graduated return to work schedule, for a safe and sustainable return to work.
- Identify the need for workplace modifications to promote a safe work environment.
- Assist in developing strategies for task modification, change of technique or training to overcome physical barriers.
A Job Dictionary is the assessment of all duties within a workplace. This information can then be used for the following purposes:
- Development of pre-employment physical assessments.
- Identification of alternative duties, if an injured worker is unable to undertake their pre-injury duties.
- Development of specific training programs in manual handling and workplace ergonomics.
- Development of safe work processes as part of a risk management process.
An Ergonomic Assessment involves the evaluation of a person’s workstation, surrounding environment, and its interaction with the worker. The aim is to determine the need to adjust and make recommendations regarding the person’s workstation to suit that individual. The worker’s posture, pace and range of motion are considered during the assessment.
A Risk Assessment will identify and minimise, as far as reasonably practicable, the potential hazards and risk of an injury occurring as a result of performing manual tasks at work. Risk factors considered include postures, techniques, forces exerted, duration and frequency of a task, pace and exposure to various environmental factors.
Manual Handling & Ergonomics Training
Training in manual handling and ergonomics is an important part of an overall risk management plan. Training sessions are tailor made to suit your company needs.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
A functional capacity evaluation involves a series of standardised tests used to assess a person’s physical capacity including strength endurance and postural tolerances. The information can be used to identify capacity for work following injury and to match suitable work duties in a graduated return to work plan, following injury.
Pre-employment Assessments involve a series of tests to identify a match between a prospective employee’s physical ability and the physical demands required to perform a particular job. Pre-employment Assessments are tailor made to your company needs.
Activities of Daily Living and Home Assessment
An Activities of Daily Living Assessment obtains detailed information on a person's ability to perform day to day activities following injury, illness or in presence of chronic pain. An activities of daily living assessment can identify a person’s level of function in personal care, safe mobility, community access, domestic activity, and leisure activities.
Recommendations following an activities of daily living assessment can include:
- Home modifications for safe access.
- Intervention such as education on strategies for task modification, training to overcome physical and/or cognitive barriers and strengthening programs to improve function.
- Aids and equipment to improve independence and increase ease of completing tasks.
- Support services such as attendant care, domestic, gardening or shopping assistance.
- Develop a graduated activities schedule, particularly to be incorporated where people have had surgery, experienced an injury or experiencing chronic pain.
A pain management program is tailor made to suit individual needs. A program can be required following surgery or where chronic pain exists.
Program sessions provide the client with education, training and skills to manage pain symptoms, to break down barriers and to improve the client’s ability to participate in meaningful activities.
A holistic approach is taken, addressing physical, psychological, cognitive and environmental factors in dealing with pain and enabling engagement in meaningful activities.
A medico-legal assessment assists in determining impact of injury on a person’s life. This includes home activities, work and leisure pursuits. A medico-legal assessment identifies an individual’s pre-injury and post injury ability. A comprehensive report is provided with recommendations on current and future needs where applicable.
If you would like to book or discuss any of these services in more detail, please contact Georgina Stavropoulos on 0402 220 925 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org