What is a Workplace Adjustment Assessment?
A workplace adjustment assessment is a specialist on-site assessment of an employee’s duties and physical environment to establish areas of improvement. Recommendations are made on assistive technology software, specialist equipment and non-physical disability adjustments. It also takes into consideration the employees’ health and wellbeing at work which is fundamental in ensuring an employee effectively fulfils their role.
What do we offer?
We carry out holistic workplace adjustment assessments for employees with a visual impairment, hearing impairment or those employees with dyslexia in the workplace.
We assess your:
- Computer software – ways to improve accessibility whilst using a computer such as magnification, speech and text-speech software
- Working environment – ways to improve employee surroundings to make the workplace more accessible, and safer to use
- Training – assessments of staff understanding and levels of support provided
- Working hours, and the potential for home working.
- Assessing the health and wellbeing of the employee In the workplace
- Travel – assessing Health & Safety when travelling to and from their place of work.
We recommend that you commission a work-based assessment before a person with a disability commences their role within your organisation, or retain an existing employee who has recently acquired a disability. This will ensure your compliance with The Equality Act 2010, alongside supporting the employee in maximising their potential.
All of our staff have extensive knowledge in the disability sector, and in-depth knowledge of specific reasonable adjustments, specialist equipment and assistive technology.
From our assessments you will gain:
- Awareness of the employee’s condition and how best to support their needs
- A safe and happy working environment
- Enhanced employee performance, once recommendations have been implemented
- Compliance with the Equality Act 2010
- Demonstrating good practice enhancing your business reputation.
- Staff retention
How does assessment work?
A specialist will visit your workplace to assess adjustments that will best support your employee to fulfil their role effectively. Their assessment will examine the nature of the employee’s disability and how it affects performance of their role. A detailed, employee-centred report will then highlight recommended reasonable adjustments for implementation.
When do we recommend an assessment?
If you have already employed, or are considering employing, somebody with a disability then an assessment is necessary to identify the reasonable adjustments required. An assessment should also take place if an existing employee acquires a disability. Bear in mind that the majority of people with a disability work around their issues and are not aware of the improvements available to them through Reasonable Adjustment.
Need more training?
We offer Visual Impairment Awareness training, Disability Awareness training and Deaf Awareness training to enable you to understand and communicate with people who have disabilities. Our Assistive Technology Training provides access to assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities.