The Study of ergonomics is the process of understanding how the human body is affected by conditions in the work environment. Ergonomics aims to make sure that tasks, equipment, information and the environment suit each employee. By assessing these aspects of people, their jobs, equipment and working environment and the interaction between them, ergonomists are able to design safe, effective and productive work systems.

Ergonomics is typically known for solving physical problems. However, ergonomics also deals with psychological and social aspects of the person and their work.

TPN can undertake individual or company wide Display Screen Equipment (DSE) workstation assessments. Our assessor evaluates the workstation including environmental factors to make sure that it is suitable for the employee. Changes may be made immediately to the workstation and backed up by a written report with any specific recommendations to change either the equipment or the environment.

Rehabilitation Programmes.

The focus of TPN's rehabilitation programmes are is to help employees retain or regain the ability to stay in work, rather than to only treat any illness or injury itself. This assists employees with functional, psychological, cognitive and health conditions to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to employment or other occupation.
In order to optimise an employee’s independence and function and their chance of returning to work as soon as is possible it is of vital importance that the interventions are considered at the earliest possible time post-accident/injury.

Rehabilitation review process:

  1. Initial review - a detailed report based on the individual’s health/medical history, their capabilities and activities of daily living and details of their work history. The report will include an action plan indicating any goals, agreed at the outset with the employee to kick-start their rehabilitation.
  2. Workstation review - looks at the job description, the job demands on the employee, the entire working environment and takes into consideration the employer’s views. It also highlights any barriers that might prevent them being able to return to their workplace.
  3. Task review - focuses on the ability of the employee to perform their duties taking into consideration their illness, injury or disability.
  4. Return to work plan.– our individualised programme sets out the timescales, actions and responsibilities of all parties. It may be multi-disciplinary including physiotherapist, OT, psychotherapist and fitness instructor and is a staged or phased return to work plan for the employee, with set reviews to monitor progress and outcome.
  5. Transferable skills review - for those in need of assistance in establishing alternative job options, TPN’s professionals will identify, within the constraints of functional capacity, the occupational skills an employee has.


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