Training and Presentations

Optimise ergonomists are skilled trainers and presenters.  They are comfortable in a range of settings - from the change room on a working fishing boat, to board rooms and conference presentations.  Optimise ergonomists have expertise in a wide variety of topics and objectives, and with participants from all backgrounds.  Participants appreciate the expertise brought by Optimise ergonomists, and their speaking competence and experience will create a smoothly run and successful event.


Common requirements are:

  • meetings and presentations for directors and senior managers

  • feedback to work groups following assessment work

  • training workers in safe manual handling methods and task processes

  • training workers and managers in discomfort and injury prevention

  • facilitating focus groups for user trials and other objectives

  • conference presentations and workshops.

Our clients say: 

"I really enjoyed you as a presenter... You held my attention every time you took the stage - very inspirational."

"Hearty congratulations on your passion, humour and organisational skills!"

"Great use of different media, opportunity for audience participation, and great knowledge and experience."

"Marion was excellent – informative, personable and funny. Used 'real' terms."

"Sue did an excellent job of delivering the content appropriately to different staff, very interesting and interactive."

"Really positive and in tune with what we needed to understand."

"Sue put everything across clearly and was easily understood."

Computer workstation assessment training

Marion Edwin was part of the writing team for ACC and DoL’s (now WorkSafe NZ) ‘Guidelines for Using Computers - Preventing and managing discomfort, pain and injury’ (2010).  Optimise provides training based on these guidelines to educate on the research-based best practice for this field.  This training is suitable for occupational therapists, occupational health nurses and physiotherapists seeking to provide computer workstation assessment and rehabilitation services, for office equipment providers, and for managers/supervisors of office workers seeking to provide in-house services.



  • How the computer guidelines link to legislation and resources

  • Understand computer-related health problems and causes

  • How to assess hazards related to computer use

  • Identify controls that fit the intent of the best practice document

  • Select suitable interventions

  • Manage the health problems of computer users

  • Monitor the health of computer users

  • Review your hazard management systems.

Our clients say: 

"Within a week of attending we have both used the revised guidelines in assessments, and feel more confident that we are providing a service reflecting sound research and best practice theories.  One of the largest benefits gained from the seminar is the many ‘pearls of wisdom’ you shared with us - these are invaluable and your generosity in providing such information puts you ahead of the rest.  Thanks Marion."-- Kerryn Hayes and Wendy Miller, Rehab Plus Ltd. (New Plymouth)

"...lively, interactive and informative... clearly a subject matter expert... I came away with practical, easy and affordable solutions to adapting existing workstations so they are fit for purpose. If you are planning to update your workstations do yourself a favour, go to this course first." -- Denise Hartley-Wilkins, MHRINZ, Director, Shine People Consulting Ltd. (Nelson)

"Brilliant presentation - Marion you are great to listen to and your humour infectious. Thank you."

"Thank you. This has been the best, most informative seminar I have done in relation to this topic."

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