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The Health & Safety Executive requires your employer to ensure your health and safety whilst at your workstation. This includes office based, home based and flexible working environments.

ErgoPro is an online training and risk assessment system. ErgoPro helps your employer set up and distribute training and risk assessments to ensure your wellbeing whilst using your workstation equipment. Here's how it works:

  • You will receive an email asking you to log in to ErgoPro and complete a workstation assessment.
  • The assessment will help you to understand the needs and risks involved when working from a fixed or varied location. It will also provide you with the correct information and training needed to safely set up your workstation.
  • The assessment only takes 10-15 minutes to complete and you can come back to it later if you get interrupted.
  • If you don't complete the training and assessment straight away, you will automatically get reminders to do so. So it's best to get it done as soon as possible.
  • If there are any issues raised during the assessment, you will receive additional information which is designed by ergonomic experts to help you resolve them. You'll need to read this information and then confirm whether or not the issues are resolved. 
  • Any issues that cannot be resolved this way, or more serious issues such as aches and pains will be flagged up to the relevant person in your organisation. This is usually someone from HR or Health & Safety. They will work with you personally to resolve any remaining issues. This may involve bringing in an ergonomic expert to review your workstation setup including desk and chair, or the supply of new equipment better suited to your needs.

The assessment forms part of your organisation's wellbeing, health and safety programme. It will need to be revisited periodically, usually every one or two years, or if there is a material change to your workstation (e.g. you relocate to a new working space).

If you have any queries about the assessment or your workstation in general, please contact the relevant person in your organisation, whose details will be shown at the bottom of your assessment email when you receive it.