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Office Workstation Assessor Workshop

Delivery Mode

Corporate Training
Public Training


Public $450 + GST


1 day

The Office Workstation Assessor workshop is specifically designed to give participants the practical skills to carry out assessments of the ergonomic and health and safety aspects of office workstations. During this one-day workshop, participants will gain the skills and confidence to carry out structured assessments within their own organisation and to compile clear and concise reports.

In addition to gaining valuable knowledge about how to be personally safe and comfortable at work, participants will find themselves well placed to assist their current (or future) employer to discharge legislative duties to appropriately induct, educate and monitor employees who carry out work at office workstations.

Sonic HealthPlus’ workshop facilitators are all qualified Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists with extensive industry experience in providing both proactive health and safety assessments and workplace based rehabilitation for persons working at office workstations.

Participants will be supervised while conducting assessments during the workshop and will be able to submit their first three (3) independent reports for review and feedback from their facilitator, building their confidence to work independently (conditions apply).

Course Structure

  • Introduction to relevant OHS legislation and relevant state and federal codes of practice
  • Introduction to the major OHS risk factors related to use of office workstations
    • Work related musculoskeletal disorders arising from adverse ergonomics
    • Workplace “stress” arising from poorly designed work and workflow
    • Workplace “stress” arising from interaction with co-workers and clients o Issues arising from the use of telephonic equipment e.g. “acoustic shock”
    • Manual task issues arising from document and file handling and transport
    • Electrical safety issues
  • Principles for control of the major OHS risk factors with reference to the “hierarchy of control”
  • Instruction in the use of the Office Workstation Assessment tool
  • Supervised use of the Office Workstation Assessment tool to conduct two assessments on persons at actual workstations during the course of the workshop.
  • Detailed advice regarding the appropriate time and options for seeking professional assistance.
  • Post workshop assistance:
    • Entitlement to submit up to three (3) workstation assessment reports for feedback (time limits apply)


Upon successful completion of the course participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion – Office Workstation Assessor Workshop.