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OUR PROJECTS

Featured Projects

These projects by ViVA health at work represent the activities that we have undertaken for clients to help in their design of Good Work.

A Utilities Company project

Discovery We were asked to consider the real estate footprint of a utilities company and help them work toward a contracted workspace distribution ratio per a work-from-anywhere hybrid strategy. The goal was to contract the

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A Government Institution project

Discovery A government organisation required assistance for pre- and post-occupancy fit-out through their design teams. ViVA health at work partnered with project management and interior design teams to provide the specialised office workstation ergonomics advisory

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A financial Institution project

Discovery A financial services organisation approached ViVA health at work to help them understand design opportunities in their retail concept stores, with a focus on the exposures to workplace violence, aggression, and incivility, while addressing

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Case Studies

Our viDesign storyboards showcase the before-and-after examples of tasks and equipment that have been re-designed to ensure productive, effective, and healthful work engagement. They represent the successes that can be achieved when working with people who do the work and know the work (subject matter experts) and who have great ideas that can be leveraged through human-centred, co-design practices.

ViLearn: Undergraduate Curriculum Design

Co-teaching a university second-year undergraduate occupational therapy (OT) course led to the opportunity to contribute to the evolution of teaching and learning methods. This was an interesting course in which OT students could learn about

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Bitumen Heat-In Transit Trailer

The Electric Heat-In-Transit Tanker (bitumen trailer) revolutionised the design of bituminous tankers. The new tanker improves efficiency in transit, reduces risk for exposure to hot bituminous product and potentially explosive stored product, improves access for

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Diesel Bath Bucket

Before The diesel bath bucket is used in roadworks to contain diesel so that workers may dip long-handled tools, such as a shovel or rake, in the diesel bath to clean asphalt debris. Crew members

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Removal of Asphalt Paver Tyre

Before Removal of Asphalt Paver tyres are conducted up to 4 times per month, as per preventative maintenance schedules. Task requires two persons to manoeuver the tyre (approx. 200kg w/o water and 400kg w/ water)

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Case studies

Sweeping Asphalt Production Plant

Before Plant operators used long-handed standard brooms to sweep fine dust into loads shovelled into wheelbarrows and then to bins. Task performed mostly at end of shift: requiring 4 ½ hrs/shift or 90min each for

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Laying BiTac Tape

Before BiTac multi-laminate tape is used across structural joins in the asphalt mat, laid over many kilometres (e.g. Cooroy/Bielby project required 64km of tape). Each 36m long roll weighs 11.5kg (note: 64km = 1700+ rolls).

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Bus Seat Installation

Project: Manual handling during installation of the ISRI 6860 bus seat Installation of newly procured driver seat ISRI 6860 into new and refurbished buses. Installation requires two persons to lift the bus seat onto brackets

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Home Office Ergonomics

Discovery A team leader from central support services of a government organisation was required to work from home in response to an organisational approach to reduce office congestion and protect workers per pandemic management procedures.

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Office Lighting Case Study

Discovery An administrative worker complained of left shoulder/upper back/neck strain, headaches, migraines, nausea, and corresponding tightness in her right hip. The worker was right-hand dominant.She was observed to lean to the left, over-reach, and elevate

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Sleep and Fatigue seminar

Discovery A client recognised general issues among their team concerning sleep and fatigue. It was decided that an education-based online seminar would assist the team in learning strategies about workplace design and healthier personal habits

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Soft Tissue Mobilisation – Home Exercises

Discovery Gym members repeatedly reported their complaints of stiffness and tightness in the upper back, shoulders, and neck. Also, they voiced their concern about tension headaches and generalised fatigue, while being time-poor to attend their

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Wellness Project in Construction

Discovery A construction company, comprised of mostly male workers, wanted to address the health behaviours of their workforce. Meetings were held with crew and team leaders to determine their most pressing health needs. The project

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