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Ergonomics Assessments

We can assess your workplace, plant, product or process and give you the expert advice you need to ensure user safety, comfort and productivity.

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Ergonomics in Design

We apply proven human factors principles to new building, workplace fit-out and product designs to ensure compliance and minimise risks, whilst optimising comfort and productivity. 

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Training

Our customised workplace training programs in risk assessment, manual handling, and OH&S safety will arm your team with the knowledge to improve your ergonomic environment.

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Expert Opinion

Dohrmann Consulting’s team of ergonomics and safety specialists provide expert liability advice in litigated personal injury claims, Australia-wide.

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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.

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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.

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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 office

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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 here

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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.

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Highlights from the blog

Compliance with National Construction Code (NCC) requirements is sometimes difficult. This can be due to…
Key points: •  Falls on stairs are common, and often lead to serious injuries. •  Falls on…
Five-pronged approach to safely integrating staff back onsite post-COVID lockdowns, centred around practical workplace modifications….
A strong, flexible, and committed team has kept our business going Running a successful business…
With millions of Australians now working from home – and many possibly permanently after the…
Virtual meetings have become a lifeline during COVID-19 and an essential tool for connecting with…
Expert opinion and safety and ergonomics consultancy during COVID-19 During this extraordinary time, the Dohrmann…
Victoria will soon become the fourth Australian jurisdiction (following Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and…