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About WorkSpace IQ

At WorkSpace IQ we deliver work place services and ergonomic design solutions that enhance individual work practices and people’s overall wellbeing at work. Our aim is to ensure no-one experiences pain in the work place and has the ability to get on and enjoy a balanced life.

We focus on every aspect of workplace wellness. From office design and office fit-outs to ongoing workplace wellness maintenance programmes, we believe when you create a healthy workplace, you’ll create a healthy business.

Based in Christchurch, experienced Occupational Therapist Jane Cowan-Harris leads our well-qualified, experienced team, who are all committed to creating healthy, sustainable work environments.

Jane Cowan-Harris – helping you create a healthy business

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With a special focus on helping people and organisations create healthy workplaces, we believe that educating people about safe work practices that help avoid minimise or manage potential injuries and risks at work, is a proactive way for all employers to make their workplaces a healthy place to be and where people will want to work.

Occupational Therapist Jane Cowan-Harris leads our well-qualified, experienced team, all of whom are committed to creating healthy, sustainable work environments.

Having originally established SitRight WorkWell in 2004, a business dedicated specifically to ensuring people were ergonomically well set up at their workstations set up our Christchurch-based health and safety consultancy was initially setting up – – it became increasingly apparent to Jane that with higher technology use, well designed workplaces really influence peoples’ health, productivity and performance, and overall wellbeing. With this in mind, she expanded the business to incorporate every aspect of workplace sustainability and formed WorkSpace IQ in 2013.

Jane is a member of:

Occupational Therapy New Zealand – Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
Performance Pod
BNI (Business Network International) Catalyst Chapter
Health & Safety Associations New Zealand (HASANZ), Leadership team
Former member – New Zealand Institute of Safety Management

She is a keen networker and enjoys meeting up with other professionals involved with the rebuild of the Christchurch and Canterbury region. She is particularly interested in putting the spotlight on workplace wellness to ensure that we leave a positive healthy workplace legacy, making a positive impact on the future of workplace wellness and is committed to ensuring that WorkSpace IQ is a socially responsible corporate citizen.

Cathy Bloome

Cathy Bloome is a New Zealand Registered occupational therapist, she has over three hundred hours of continuing education in the field of ergonomics. She has provided ergonomic services in diverse settings including: manufacturing facilities; wind and power facilities; office environments; engineering and architectural firms; medical settings; home offices; and construction sites. Her evaluation philosophy emphasises a collaborative process that results in functional and practical solutions.

Cathy and her husband (a geo-technical engineer) came to Christchurch from Portland, Oregon post-quake to assist with the rebuild, and she brings a wealth of experience of working on a diverse portfolio of projects with a range of high profile businesses and organisations including Boeing Portland, Toyota, City of Portland and The Standard Insurance. She is a welcome addition to Christchurch’s business community and the WorkSpace IQ team.

Our clients include

CERA,  Airways New Zealand, City Care, Kaikoura District Council, Association of Social Workers, Searells, Bay Audiology, Nurse Maude Association, Lane Neave, Departments of Corrections and Conservation, NZ Police, Tonkin and Taylor, Opus and Leighs Construction.

WorkSpace IQ – at your service.

We work with any size organisation, from large corporations and government bodies, through to small business owners and home-based operators.

To find out how we can help make your workplace a healthy place to be, contact us online, or talk to Jane on 03 326 5450.

Although we primarily work in the Canterbury region, we are happy to travel to wherever you need us to be and are available to work nationwide.  If it suits you better, we can provide an online service via Skype and also have good working relationships with other trusted professionals across New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin, so our WorkSpace IQ expertise is on hand to help you create a well workplace wherever you are located.

Our professional network includes:

Ergo OT , Wellington
Co-motion, Auckland

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Testimonials

All it took was one visit from Jane and only 3 changes to how I do things and it has made a huge difference to my work life and performance.Thanks again!!
Jeanette Gregan, Office Manager, Dress-Smart Hornby