Jon Abbott, Director at Cardinus Risk Management has produced a guide to help you navigate the process of choosing the right ergonomics software for your office and home workers.
Cardinus is highly qualified to explain the options you have. Over the past 25 years we’ve built an enviable reputation delivering solutions that provide exceptional results. Today, our principle ergonomics platform, Healthy Working, is used by over 1,500 national and global organisations to manage their risk.
At Cardinus we have extensive knowledge of various components needed to create and launch an effective ergonomics programme. We understand the pitfalls, the opportunities and the support needed to truly succeed.
This guide will take you through those considerations, helping you to plan your approach, engage the right employees and help you understand some of the technical jargon you are likely to come across. Here are the key areas you’ll need to consider:
- Why should you invest in an online solution?
- A proactive or reactive programme?
- Languages and accessibility
- Customisation and configuration
- Learning Management Systems
- Data imports
- Infosec reviews
In countries where ergonomics regulation or standards apply there is often an obligation on the employer to proactively rollout an ergonomics programme. It is not the responsibility of an employee to request assistance.
If you fail to actively educate your employees on good ergonomics practice and/ or to assess their levels of risk, there may be evidence of failure. This will likely work against you in the event of an injury. Even if you do have a proactive program, it is essential your records are up-to-date and available.
With that mind you will need to an action plan in order to choose an ergonomics programme that will benefit your organisation. In this plan you will need to take the below steps:
- Ask yourself what you want to achieve?
- Have a launch plan
- You must know what you want
- And speak with your learning development colleagues