Safety of employees in the production sector is one of the key needs of employers. There are many issues to be considered in terms of safety, including not only the obvious mechanisms and regulations to deal with emergencies or provision of tools that enable to comply with procedures related to accidents at work.
Safety also means looking after the well-being of employees and creating working conditions and environment in which they feel comfortable, eliminating causes of occupational diseases and reduced well-being.
Working on a production line often involves repetitive movements or a forced body position. A small mistake in workplace organisation is enough for employees to be affected by negative effects, specifically as regards their back and joints. Back pain is the most frequently reported symptoms of working people. It is estimated that even 1/3 of them are affected by it.
The best solution to start improving the ergonomics is always an ergonomic audit. The audit is an excellent opportunity to determine irregularities, and prepare a plan of corrective actions. Employees working in the production sector have special needs in terms of a healthy working environment, so differences are already present at the identification stage. We are aware of this and, therefore, we offer a dedicated solution: an ergonomic audit prepared with your industry in mind.
The audit ends with a report. The report includes a detailed description of facts, suggested improvements, and examples of ready-made solutions.
During the ergonomic audit carried out in a production company, we analyse nearly 140 risk areas that may occur in the workplace, including:
Due to the unstable epidemiological situation or the nature of your industry, we have designed a remote solution: an MSD survey for production employees.
This online survey is anonymous, allowing for an overall assessment of the condition of the musculoskeletal system among the people employed in various industries based on their subjective feelings and possible symptoms. It also enables to select the crucial spots on the site that should be subject to actions aiming at improving ergonomics in the first place, as they have already started to or will soon cause pain among employees. Our online survey also helps answer the questions whether the quality and efficiency of production can be improved, and whether working conditions do not limit their growth.
An additional advantage of this solution is the engagement of production employees because we ask them about the working comfort on a given workstation.
The MSD survey enables to analyse far more workstations than an on-site audit (even over 500 employees).