Industrial Assessments

At each site a comprehensive Ergonomics risk survey will be conducted. The risk assessment is completed using our proprietary Ergokinetics risk software which will ensure that the premises are surveyed objectively, with the purpose of identifying and prioritizing the Ergonomic risk areas. The quantification of the Ergonomics risks makes use of a combination world leading references: NIOSH, OSHAS 18001., Snook and Cirello Tables, USA – ACGIH: Hand Activity Level (HAL) and USA – ACGIH: Lifting.

Ergomax Holdings (Pty) Ltd prides itself in being able to bring Ergonomics to the people with our specially formulated Ergokinetic calculators that are tailored for the unique requirements for African Industries. The calculators take into account both the task and human components, thus enabling them to provide quantifiable and practical advicefor our clients that is easy to implement and interpret.

  • Clear prioritization of risks and factors contributing to the risk.
  • Identify and quantify potential ergonomic risk factors.
  • Assess the risk to the health and safety of the users workstation.
  • Establishing the causal factors that are shaping the risk.
  • Practical solutions based on low cost-no cost principles.
  • Prioritization of controls to accommodate the widest range of personnel.

How do we complete our Risk Identification and Evaluation surveys?

We make use of our self-developed risk quantification software, which references international standards. A qualified M.Sc. Ergonomist will assess every workstation within the company. The assessment has very little impact on the productivity of the employee.

During the assessment, we address manual materials handling tasks, include lifting, lowering, pushing and pulling as well as Ergonomic disorders that may arise from repetitive activities. The repetitive tasks analysed fall under the umbrella term Work-related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDS). The assessment of WRULDs is in line with the South African legislation as promulgated in Circular instruction 180 . The assessment will consider and quantify the following variables and present the findings in a concise user-friendly report, which clearly identifies if there is an overall ergonomics risk as well as which variable/s are contributing to the risk.

  • Task variables.
  • Employees discomfort and/or pain.
  • The working environment.
  • Posture analysis.
  • Handling aids and equipment.
  • Individual capacity.
  • Absenteeism rate
  • Work organisation

A healthy employee may not be a physically capable employee. This is the premise of an effective ergonomics programme; Ergonomics South Africa.