Workplace Assessment

Our workplace assessments are a specialised on-site assessment of a worker's duties and/or potential suitable duties. Our assessments will assist to resolve problems recognised to be causing or provoking workplace injuries and will also identify and recommend preventative actions that can be taken by the employer, such as more formal occupational health and safety risk assessment, ergonomic assessment or training. A workplace assessment is also a useful tool for upgrading medical certificates or sourcing suitable duties. It can be used to compliment occupational rehabilitation, or itself may substitute for a treatment program. Employers can also use the assessment to ensure the workplace is equipped for new workers, people with disabilities or those with specific needs.

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Where and how is the workplace assessment completed?
What problems may be suitable for a workplace assessment?
What will the workplaceassessment assess?
What information will I receive following an workplace assessment?

Where and how is the workplace assessment completed?

The purpose of a workplace assessment is to identify any risks in relation to an employee. It can be administered in any working environment although the way in which the assessment is carried out depends on the industry. An example could be that of a fork lift driver. The duties may possess risk either to themselves or others if the necessary precautions are not in place or followed. Our Occupational Therapist can carry out a workplace assessment and provide appropriate recommendations to the employer to avoid any possible risk involved for any parties.

Office environments can also pose a risk which can cause some employees ill-health, therefore it is suggested that precautions and measures are followed in these situations. In this environment, employees can suffer from back pain, migraines, and repetitive strain injuries which can result from a poorly set workstation. Our Occupational Therapist can assess the workstation and provide recommendations to avoid work-related illnesses from occurring.

What problems may be suitable for a workplace assessment?

A workplace assessment would be suitable for an individual, if they have any of the following

  • Joint and back pain
  • Persistent migraines
  • Difficulties complete work based duties
  • Presenting stressed
  • Difficulties organising self
  • Loss of balance
  • A specific condition - physical or psychological
  • Stress
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue

Our Occupational Therapists will complete a workplaceassessment to determine how the above difficulties are impacting upon an individual's ability to complete their work based duties. Following this, recommendation on how to improve an individual's workplace in order to enhance their productivity will be provided. If you suspect your difficulties or injuries are work based or you suspect one of your employees is having difficulties, then a workplace assessment may need to be conducted.

Conditions suitable for workplace assessment

An Occupational Therapist would complete a workplace assessment for the following conditions:

A workplace assessment can also be completed on individuals without a specific diagnosis and with those with other conditions not listed above.

What are the benefits of a workplace assessment?

A workplace assessment may be necessity to fulfil health and safety requirements or as part of a long term occupational health strategy. They benefit companies by protecting the workforce from any immediate or potential danger, fulfils legal requirements, reduce absenteeism and provide a healthier and happier workforce. For an employee a workplace assessment can protect them from any work-related illness, it allows them to voice concerns they may have regarding illness in the workplace and reduces time off work due to work-related illness.

What information will I receive following a workplace assessment?

Following one of our workplace assessments, therapist will discuss with the individual and employer the outcome of the assessment and will explain in further detail why an individual may be experiencing difficulties. If required a report detailing the findings of the assessment can be provided. This will contain a broad analysis of how the workplace is impacting on the individual's abilities to complete their work based duties. Recommendations on how to increase an individual's productivity whilst in the workplace will also be detailed


Treatment following a workplace assessment may include one or more of the following:

  • Aids and adaptations recommendations to workstation or role
  • 1:1 therapy
  • Group therapy

Our treatments can be carried out in the comfort of your own home or here in one of our clinics


In summary our workplace assessment identifies any problems which are causing stress or aggravation to an employee within the workplace environment. Once identified, our therapists will provide recommendations to resolve these problems and aid companies in providinga happier and healthier workplace environment.

If you would like a one of our Occupational Therapists to complete a workplace assessment then please enquire at or call 02033 937 332 and we will be happy to discuss your enquiry in further detail.

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