Workplace Needs Assessment


A Workplace Needs Assessment would have one of our assessors conduct an assessment on the workstation of the individual being assessed.

They would look into:

  • The workstation, including; chair, desk, equipment, furniture and the layout
  • The job the individual undertakes including frequent duties
  • Any specific requirements to the individual

These assessments usually last between one to one and a half hours in duration whilst the assessor ascertains all of the relevant information.

Upon completion of the assessment, a checklist style report which includes and recommendations for equipment is sent to the designated contact within five working days.

Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment

A Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment ascertains whether an individual has or not does have a neurodiversity such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and / or Dyscalculia. The attention can also highlight (but not diagnose if the individual has a high probably for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD).

During these tests, our assessors will conduct a series of cognitive ability tests that look at verbal and non-verbal skills as well as literacy and fine motor control. These tests take between 2-4 hours whilst the assessor conducts the tests as well as gathers information about the individuals early development, education and work background to build up a picture of how the individual has experienced both difficulties and strengths over time.

Once the assessment has been completed, a report will be drawn up and sent over usually within 10 working days. The report will confirm whether the individual has a neurodiversity listed as well as their strengths and weaknesses based off of the cognitive tests.

DSE Assessment

Our DSE Assessments enable employers to adhere to The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.

The DSE assessment will consist of one of our qualified DSE assessors conducting an assessment on an individual and looking directly into

  • The workstation
  • Chair
  • Desk
  • Equipment
  • Furniture
  • Layout

These assessments last between 45 minutes – one and a half hours and a full report is submitted with a checklist of any recommendations within five working days from completion of the assessment.

Why choose us?

Hands Free Computing are committed to providing the highest standard of service through all of our assessment services to organisations. From the initial enquiry through contacting the individual with a selection of potentials assessment dates to submitting a report and supporting recommendations, we are here to support you as best possible.

We utilise our industry knowledge and work closely with organisations to implement standardised equipment for recommendations to bring a consistency that can often not be found within these assessment types.