May - Health and Wellbeing - Ergonomics Month

What's on offer?

For month of May, we are offering complimentary workplace and workstation assessments in an effort to help improve ergonomics and workplace productivity.  This can be anything from an individual workstation or a workshop or lab layout.

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is derived from the Greek words 'ergon' meaning work and 'nomos' which means natural laws.  Together you have 'natural working laws'.  Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them. Ergonomics is a branch of science that aims to learn about human abilities and limitations, and then apply this learning to improve people’s interaction with products, systems and environments. Ergonomics aims to improve workspaces and environments to minimise risk of injury or harm.

Do I need an assessment?

Most people don't, but if you are having difficulties at work an assessment helps by having a trained person look at the space you work in and make any necessary adjustments. 

What's an adjustment?

An adjustment is a change to the workspace that makes things easier for you.  An example of this might be adjusting the height of your computer monitor to help prevent neck pain.

Is there a cost?

There is no cost to staff or students.  If specialist equipment is required for you, consultation with your manager will occur.

How long does it take?

A workstation assessment can be as little as 10 minutes.  There is also the option to do a workstation self assessment here. Lab and larger work areas may take longer and will be dependant on the size and layout of the workspace.

How do I book?

Send an email to indicating your preferred time.


Date & time

9am 1 May – 5pm 31 May 2016


Room:All CECS facilities


0476 808 430


Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing