Describe the task that you want to assess and indicate how long the task takes in total per day (adding up the individual periods of time).
Only determine the task duration for the days on which the task occurs. If, for example, the task takes place on 2 separate days, write down how long the task usually takes on those days (to 1 decimal place) and determine the average time duration. For example: let's say the task is performed on 4 separate days: 2 days for 2 hours and 2 days for 4 hours. The average time duration of the task will, therefore, be ((2x2) + (2x4))/4 = 3 hours. Tasks that are similar to each other in terms of the postures, movements and forces should be assessed as a single task (with their durations added together).
Also indicate how often (number of days per week) the task is performed and whether regular breaks are taken. That is to say, the employee leaves the workplace for at least 7.5 minutes, to recover by performing a different task that places lower load on the neck, shoulders and arms for an equivalent period of time. Taking a break of 15 minutes every 3 hours is not sufficient.