Workplace Needs Assessment

Work Assessment


We can provide workplace needs assessments both privately and through the Governments Access to Work Scheme. The assessments are completed to identify suitable recommendations to minimise the difficulties experienced by individuals with disabilities. These cover all conditions from Specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia and autism, neurological conditions, physical conditions, and sensory conditions. It provides a holistic and ergonomic assessment of their working environment, in addition to recommended adjustments that could support the employee with their difficulties.

What is involved in conducting a Workplace Needs Assessment?

A suitably qualified and trained workplace assessor will conduct an open-ended interview with the employee about their difficulties and current job role. They will also observe the employee within the workplace and review the current equipment the employee has to support them doing their job role. Then a workplace needs assessment report is compiled, featuring recommendations to assist the employee overcome their barriers.

What is included within a Workplace Needs Assessment report?

The report includes detailed recommended adjustments within the following areas:

  • Training
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
  • Software and IT support
  • Working practices
  • Additional strategies

What is the output from the Workplace Needs Assessment?

It provides a more in-depth review of an employee's workplace, and makes detailed recommendations regarding equipment and training that will support the employee in the workplace. It also provides recommendations for the employer.

The employer must make the ultimate decisions on which recommendations they will implement, based on the information presented.

Find out More!

Contact Ability Smart to enquire about this service by clicking here.

For more information on eligibility and funding, please visit the .GOV Access to Work factsheet here.