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Going Beyond the Ergonomics to Build Self-Care Competencies for Computer-Intensive Work

Beyond Ergo helps businesses improve productivity and labour costs by decreasing work-related pain and risk of injury claims. We do this by going beyond the ergonomics to train the Personal Protective Behaviours (PPBs) individuals need for modern computer-intensive and increasingly sedentary work and by supporting leaders in reviewing these skills to ensure transfer as everyday WHS and wellness habits.

The extended program content includes refining generic ergonomic recommendations to match stature and equipment, a holistic range of positive work behaviours and targeted physical conditioning to help speed recovery and decrease the chance of an ache becoming a painful, expensive, and possibly career-limiting injury.

“Without Knowledge, action is useless, and knowledge without action is futile.”

― Abu Bakr

We emphasise our focus on ensuring training transfer as actionable work skills. This includes providing leaders with the support and resources to quickly review and coach foundation skills to become everyday work habits, even when working remotely. The world of leaders is complex enough without the additional burden of research and planning the content of the WHS and Wellness programs.

Beyond Ergo programs provide new multidiscipline programs that go beyond ergonomics to build multidisciplinary ergo and self-care competencies for today’s mobile, computer-intensive and increasingly sedentary workforce.

The Need for this unique multidisciplinary content and training structure was identified through the experience of personal injury, created through PhD research and continues to be informed by industry needs.
We Can Help In the past, we have worked with contact centre consultants, small business administration staff, university professors, freelance journalists and writers.


We improve productivity and reduce work injury claims by going Beyond the Ergonomics to build the new Self-Care Competencies staff need for Computer-Intensive Work (& Play). Read More

About Us

Based on PhD research and informed by industry, these unique programs focus on the transfer of recommendations into actionable work skills. Read more


Discover our Small Changes Project page for an increasing range of FREE resources to support your WHS and Wellness programs and download our White Paper to see why is training is now essential.
Dr Elizabeth Kirk (PhD)

The Ergo and Self-Care Competencies for today’s mobile, screen-intensive and increasingly sedentary workforce!

Beyond Ergo is an injury prevention training and consultancy firm, founded by Dr Elizabeth Kirk (PhD) in 2014.

Elizabeth is one of Australia’s leading researchers and trainers in behaviour-based office ergonomics and injury prevention training, with a special interest in call centres.

Dr Kirk’s findings revealed the need to provide more than a talk or an eTool when it comes to ergonomics. To reduce pain and increase productivity, to decrease staff costs and increase staff retention, businesses must provide new work skills that allows employees to work anywhere with any screen.

Beyond Ergo provides unique multidisciplinary programs. Our rigorous testing and trials deliver vastly superior results than anything currently available on the market.

Some of the Results from One Call Centre with 250 Staff


Reduction in neck pain


Reduction in shoulder pain


Reduction in upper back pain


Reduction in lower back pain

These results were achieved with zero additional expenditure on new furniture, lighting or equipment or wellness programs (e.g. seated massages). This was simply effective ergonomics training in practice!

Training That Delivers Results

Work-related musculoskeletal discomfort and disorders are considered the most recognised and significant negative health issues associated with the use of personal computers.

Despite decades of office ergonomics training, ergonomics furniture and workplace wellness programs, most computer-based businesses, such as call centres, still find injury rates are increasing, and costs are escalating.

Why? Because training was focused on the wrong things and delivered in the wrong way.

Beyond Ergo is proudly associated with the following peak industry bodies and associations

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