Ergonomic Equipment

There is a wide variety of ergonomically designed equipment on the market. This includes ergonomic chairs, sit-stand desks, monitor raisers or arms, alternative mouse devices, keyboards, document holders, reading slopes, laptop screen raisers, footrests, headsets, keyboard sleeves, anti-fatigue mats, trolleys etc.

UNSW uses the following suppliers of Ergonomic Workstation Equipment:

See also the UNSW Preferred Suppliers Website

You should discuss with your Health and Safety Co-ordinator if you are planning on purchasing ergonomic equipment. Any items identified are purchased by the individual’s work unit and must be approved by the supervisor/head of unit before the purchase is made. The purchase of non-standard equipment such as sit-stand desks, or proposals for substantial workplace modifications require approval by the Health and Safety Coordinator (Hazardous Manual Tasks/Ergonomics) for instances where funding assistance is required.

This will usually require an assessment by the Health and Safety Coordinator (Hazardous Manual Tasks/Ergonomics) or appropriate external individual, and the completion of a Work Modification Clinical Recommendation Form by an appropriate treating health or medical professional, as nominated by the Health and Safety Coordinator (Hazardous Manual Tasks/Ergonomics). Where individual divisions or faculties are funding their own equipment entirely, they must discuss equipment proposals with the Health and Safety Coordinator (Hazardous Manual Tasks/Ergonomics).