Staff are provided with standard ergonomic office equipment which is suitable for most employees.
If you have a special requirement at work, that is related to your health, well being, disability or medical condition the University will provide reasonable accommodations such as non standard equipment and/or equipment modifications. You need to consult with your line manager in the first instance.
To reduce sedentary behaviour it is recommended that you install Exertime to your computer. Exertime is a desktop e-health solution designed to interrupt prolonged sedentary behaviour in the workplace. This link will take you to an external website where you view more information and register to have Exertime installed. Exertime is free for University of Tasmania employees.
Ergonomic assessments are undertaken to identify potential health and safety hazards in the immediate work environment and to develop practical strategies to eliminate or minimise the risk of injury.
Non Standard Equipment
Employees must not introduce non-standard or their own personal equipment without prior approval.
Sit/stand desks are only one of a variety of ways to reduce sedentariness. They should not be considered a 'fix all' for obtaining adequate physical activity over the course of the day and should be supplemented with a healthy lifestyle and other strategies for sitting less.
Workstation Design and Set up
The design of the workstation should be suitable for the type of equipment to be used and the nature of the tasks to be performed.
Being comfortable and well positioned in a vehicle aims to reduce driver fatigue and the development of musculoskeletal disorders.
A Collaborative Approach to Ergonomic Risk Management in the Workplace
Identifying ergonomic risks through engagement and collaboration between leaders and employees. Ergonomic Risk Management is a vital part of reducing and eliminating the risk of injuries within the workplace that may be caused by the working environment.