Workstation Setup & Assessment


For Prevention and Reduction of Back Pain in the Workplace

We provide expert workstation assessment services to quickly and efficiently resolve any ongoing issues. We offer the following options according to your budget and requirements:

  • Initial free telephone consultation to discuss your requirements
  • Office and homeworker visits for individual assessments, from a quick workstation assessment, to risk assessments at work and an advanced clinical assessment for those with any change in medical circumstances, such as pregnancy or a diagnosed back condition
  • Workshops and group sessions (great for Hot-desking)
  • Display screen equipment risk assessments
  • Ergonomic education for using sit-stand desks correctly
  • This includes taking a back pain history, assessment of current rehabilitation, nutrition and wellbeing advice.

It is the Law

Not only will our assessments be highly beneficial to your employees, but it is in fact a requirement by the HSE DSE 1992 Act to provide a workstation assessment if you have more than 5 employees. We specialise in providing assessments which meet and exceed these requirements by providing advice that takes each individual’s own requirements into account, thereby giving highly effective solutions and knowledge that enables them to look after their wellbeing for the long-term, not just a short term tick box, one solution fits all approach!

What will the Assessments Include?

Our assessments include unique bespoke diagnostic tools to quickly find and address any risk factors, including specific back, neck or shoulder or wrist issues, from general postural pain to chronic conditions such as arthritis, RSI, sciatica, scoliosis and fibromyalgia. The majority of our clients suffer from on-going pains such as neck, shoulder or lower back ache, which we can quickly address and correct before it becomes chronic and extended leave is required. We also see many prolapsed or bulging disc issues, exacerbated by bad posture.

We only use qualified and highly experienced ergonomists who are highly skilled in quickly getting to the root cause and providing effective solutions to resolve and reduce on-going back issues. Using our deep understanding of good posture, biomechanics, anthropometrics and psychology, we can educate you in quick and easily maintainable long-term preventative strategies which are so key in a full recovery. We go far beyond any tick box exercise.

Conducted at the individual’s workstation or in a private interview room, each assessment provides:

  • In-depth assessment and analysis of symptoms, including previous back pain history
  • Workstation risk assessment including a visual REBA
  • Seated postural analysis management
  • Postural training to supplement any changes that are made to the workstation.
  • Ergonomic advice provided, including contributing risk factors outside of the workplace
  • Anthropometric measurement
  • Equipment assessment (chair and desk accessories) & expert recommendations if required
  • Photographs
  • Full or summary report detailing any suggested modifications
  • Signposting on where required

Why are assessments so important?

Back pain is multi-causal in its nature, with posture, stress, nutrition and exercise all having an impact on the person’s overall well-being and therefore level of risk of back pain. We check you are doing everything you can to maximise your recovery and educate you as to why that slouch puts pressure on your spine. Knowing the subtle physical and psychological causes that increase your chances of slouching is essential.

So we not only provide ergonomic expertise but will also signpost on to other recommended steps to a speedy recovery. It is our passion to get you better and we are constantly updating our knowledge to stop the cycle of pain for good.

It is far more cost-effective to be proactive than reactive, so we help you to do both, addressing any on-going issues and then helping you to put measures in place to reduce these in the future. It is essential to stop that niggle early in order to prevent it becoming a full-blown pain issue resulting in days, weeks or even months off work.

Contact us for more information and tailored quotes, according to your requirements.

Our assessments include:

  • Clinical Workstation Assessments – for long term chronic conditions or recovery from injury
  • Standard Workstation Assessments – to prevent and reduce general postural pain
  • Pregnancy Workstation Assessments
  • Home Worker Workstation Assessments

For more information and a quote, please call Terry Armstrong on 0191 519 3700 or email