Ergonomic Risk Assessments

To undertake an Ergonomics Risk Assessment in terms of the requirements of the Ergonomics Regulations, 2019, Regulation 6, as framed under the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993. This assessment identifies the main biomechanical risks associated with each task, who might be exposed, how they are exposed and how long they are exposed for. This assessment does not include the psychosocial aspects of ergonomics.

Apex is to submit recommendations aimed to reduce the physical demands of the tasks and consequently reduce the risk of injury.

Work tasks will be ergonomically screened using either:

  1. the Cube Model, developed by (Kadefors, 1993), recognised by the International Labour Organisation, or 
  2. the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Threshold Limit Values (ACGIH-TLVs) for Lifting, 2011.