Did you know that an ergonomically sound environment will increase productivity, maximise efficiency and minimise risk? Dohrmann Consulting can help you design the environment for the people who use it. We will consider human factors and compliance requirements, as well as ergonomics and safety standards. This will ensure you meet the needs, capabilities and limitations of users likely to interact with your product, workplace, plant or system. Our User Centred Design and Product Assessment services include:

Independent advice – furniture purchases

Ever looked at that ‘ergonomic’ chair or desk and wondered exactly what that means? How good is the claim? How robust is it? And is it good value? We evaluate and report on pieces of furniture against all current applicable codes and standards. Dohrmann Consulting do not sell furniture or accept commissions, so you can be sure our opinion is 100% independent.

Floor treatments

Our engineers and ergonomists can conduct a number of tests (including slip tests) on various floor treatments and provide an independent report on their suitability for the proposed location and purpose.

National Construction Code Alternative Solutions

Formerly the Building Code of Australia. Dohrmann Consulting’s expert engineers and ergonomists can help designers and architects with the National Construction Code, including obtaining exemptions with Alternative Solutions 

Disability access and compliance

  • Buildings – access and accessways
  • Usability of equipment
  • Assessed against relevant Standards and Codes

Assessing architectural plans for new workplaces

  • Independent examination of plans for new workplace layouts.
  • Expert advice and support for planners, architects, engineers, interior designers and suppliers
  • OHS compliance checks

Workplace relocations and fitouts

  • Furniture
  • Workstations
  • Special desks
  • Control panels
  • Complex consoles
We will also assist with:
  • Dimensioning
  • Surfacing
  • Cabling/cable management
  • Layout
  • Lighting
  • Control methods
  • Seating
  • Emergencies

Product Assessments

  • Independent expert advice on compliance with ergonomics and safety standards
  • Risk Assessments
  • Advice on improvements

Product Design and Development

If you’re designing and developing products, Dohrmann Consulting can help you smooth out the human interface. We supply ergonomics data on things like body size, hand function, control/display design and forces – and any other human element which will make the product safe, person-friendly and usable.

Public Transport

  • Driver cabins and controls
  • Passenger spaces, access and seating
  • Displays
  • Safety – buses, trams, trains and aircraft

Forensic Investigation

Had a failure, accident or incident in your workplace? Dohrmann Consulting’s engineers are experienced in investigating, analysing and reporting on incidents of all kinds. We also regularly give evidence in court about incidents across a broad range of industries, so our experience is backed by up-to-date knowledge around legal requirements.

Green Star Certification

Overseen by the Green Building Council of Australia, the GreenStar Certification process is Australia’s trusted mark of quality for the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings, fitouts and communities. Ergonomics is now a part of the GreenStar process. If you’re a designer, architect or developer, one of Dohrmann Consulting’s Certified Practicing Ergonomists can assist you in ensuring your designs meet the ergonomics credit 15.0 requirements of the Green Star Interiors v1.1.

Discuss your matter – obligation free.