- Performance Solutions using ergonomics
- Preventing slips, trips and falls on stairs
- Setting up a home office
- Workplace safety and your responsibilities
- The most common workplace injuries in Australia
Justifying Performance Solutions using engineering and ergonomics reasoning
Ergonomics, also known as Human Factors (which means “fitting things to people”), draws on scientific data about humans’ true capabilities and limitations. In the building industry, it is often the key to a well-justified Performance Solution, by considering the attributes of users of a facility, when and how they use it, as well as explaining how people actually see, move, understand and sense their surroundings. It takes into account the breadth of human behaviour, human size, strength, abilities, and limits. Ergonomics is a powerful tool in developing justified Performance Solutions.Read more
Preventing slips, trips and falls on stairs
Steps and stairs present a common fall risk. Each year in Australia, thousands of people are injured in their workplace, home or in a public space due to a fall involving stairs. While most of these injuries are preventable, it remains a fact that such incidents can and do often result in serious injuries or even death.
There are a number of factors that may contribute to a fall on stairs, including design, construction and use.
How to set up an ergonomic home office
Remote technologies and flexible working arrangements mean that more employees are working from home offices. But while the flexibility for employees is seen as a perk, as an employer, it’s your responsibility to make sure that home offices meet ergonomic safety standards Here’s our checklist for setting up a home officeRead more
Workplace safety and your responsibilities
Australian employers are required by law to provide their employees, contractors and those who visit their facilities with a safe and healthy workplace. Ensuring that your business complies with these duties will prevent prosecution or fines, and will also help to maintain staff. The scope of the responsibility are outlined hereRead more
The most common workplace injuries in Australia and how to prevent them
A recent worldwide study led by the University of Sydney has proven that lower back pain is the most commonly recorded workplace injury, ranking higher than any other condition including cardiac disease and depression. Often both severe and costly, back injuries can arise from a number of ergonomic exposures including heavy lifting, forceful movement, awkward positions and poor workstation set up.Read more