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Ergonomics in Education

The aim of ergonomics in the education setting is to ensure a safe and effective learning environment.

We help many different education providers, including day care centres, schools, libraries, college and universities, providing the following kinds of services:

  • Individual ergonomic assessments
  • Ergonomics risk assessments
  • Manual handling review of educators
  • Work environment design risk reviews e.g. older buildings
  • Gap analysis of current programs to build and enhance continuous improvement
  • Train the trainer courses for ergonomics
  • Advise on equipment, design and procurement
  • Develop manual handling programs
  • Develop policies and procedures for hazardous manual tasks and ergonomics programs, including easy to follow risk registers, checklists, training and intranet content
  • We can advise on legislation, Australian standards and industry best practice recommendations
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Articles

  • Looking After Your Eyes

    When we talk about ergonomics, most people automatically think chair, keyboard and mouse; peripherals of a computer workstation. What a lot of people don’t realise is that lighting also comes under ...

  • Is your desk the right height?

    A question we often get asked is what should your desk heights be in a sitting and standing position. According to the Australian Standards your desk height should be as below. Work......

  • Is a back that bounces allowed?

    This was a real question that we recently got from a client. To put the question in context, she means that if a chair moves whilst you are seated, is that a......