Blending Ergonomics and Wellness to Create 21st Century Training
The 21st Century workforce is unique. Staff are no longer bound to one desk – technology has created a dynamic workplace where staff are free to work from anywhere and use multiple screens. Yet the ergonomics training we use for health and safety is decades old.
Beyond Ergo delivers a unique blend of office ergonomics and wellness training to build the new self-care competencies needed to increase comfort and productivity in the 21st Century workplace.
With flexible delivery and refinable content, training can be provided as a full injury prevention program or as individual click-together modules that can be adapted to suit business and staff needs.
Designed through PhD research and informed by industry needs, our goal is to develop each trainee’s new range of office ergonomic and work behaviour competencies to reduce pain and the chance of injury, and increase productivity. Skills that make the recommendations easy to personalise and quick to apply in any work (or leisure) situation.
Office Ergonomics Programs that Work!
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
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.