Task Analysis

A task analysis is a comprehensive breakdown of the different activities that are required to complete a task.

Task analysis is usually performed as part of a job analysis, which involves identifying all of the major functions of a job within a specific department or area.

About Task analysis

A task analysis will document:

  • A detailed task description
  • The steps required to complete a task
  • The physical and postural requirements
  • Task frequency and duration
  • Task details, including shift time and cycle times
  • Environmental observations
  • PPE and equipment list
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Once completed, a task analysis report is generated and an overall demand rating is assigned to the task.

How does task analysis benefit your business?

  • Identify high risk areas, and understand where a more detailed Risk Assessment is required
  • Assist with developing a training and induction strategy
  • Assist with pre-employment screening.
  • Inform induction and training programs.
  • Create a more comprehensive approach to RTW, including identifying alternative duties and informing rehabilitation programs.
  • Minimise the risk of injury by identifying tasks with a high physical demand

When do you need it?

Most companies are required to have this type of documentation in place for the hiring and training of their staff.

It allows them to ensure the worker knows the demands of the job and has been provided with the appropriate training to carry it out in a safe and effective manner.

Task analysis also forms an important part of the return to work process. It helps employers to identify safer duties, and allows health practitioners to make informed decisions about worker rehabilitation programs.

Why Choose Us?

  • Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator
    Our staff love the service, it is very popular. It definitely contributes to our proactive injury management and early intervention program.
    Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator
    Zoos, Parks and Gardens Industry
  • Stephen, General Manager
    WHA has been instrumental in getting our workforce back to work quickly either from workplace injuries or private injuries, illnesses and conditions. We've seen a huge improvement in outcomes for our workforce by making WHA's services freely available to all and getting in early following an injury and applying effective treatment/rehabilitation.
    Stephen, General Manager
    Mining Industry
  • Early Intervention Officer (RTW Coordinator)
    Since we began using WHA onsite services, the staff culture around injury management and reporting of incidents, injuries and near misses has improved. Our staff are engaging in the support we offer to return them to, or retain them at work.
    Early Intervention Officer (RTW Coordinator)
    Local Council
  • Safety Manager
    The service has been great for the employees on our site, with many receiving treatment that really helps them in their management of their health conditions.
    Safety Manager
    Food Manufacturing Industry