What we’re grateful for (2022 edition)

Featuring the Ergonomicsdirect Team

Despite all the challenges 2022 has presented us with, we at Ergonomicsdirect stand together as a team full of gratitude for the support we’ve received this year from our customers, loyal subscribers, and our active Ergonomicsdirect community. We owe a huge part of our growth to you – our audience, and for that we thank you.

We recently had an in-house exercise where we asked each member of our team to share what they’re grateful for this year. This is what each team member had to say.

Piet Nel

Piet Nel

Piet is grateful for:

  • Dedicated staff

  • My and my family’s health

  • Having a holiday to look forward to

Jayson Chin

Jayson Chin

Jayson is grateful for:

  • The relocation and growth of our business

  • To live in Cape Town – 11th top city in the world

  • Arsenal and Rassie Erasmus

Wendy van Wyk

Wendy is grateful for:

  • Ability to make a difference to people every day

  • That we survived a pandemic!

  • Summer, warmer weather

Austin Harichuran

Austin is grateful for:

  • Grateful for myself and my mentality

  • For coffee!

  • Positive, challenging working culture

Denvor Farao

Denvor is grateful for:

  • Inclusive working culture

  • Freedom of speech

  • To be able to learn from others

Nafiesha Hendricks

Nafiesha is grateful for:

  • Technology and iPhones

  • Support of friends and family

  • Cars and racing


Gene is grateful for:

  • Grateful for the opportunity that the company gave me.

  • Grateful to go back home for holiday.

  • Grateful for the busy season.

Ralton Carelse

Ralton is grateful for:

  • Grateful to be part of the team

  • To have a stable job

  • Positive mindsets and synergy

Exciting video coming soon! Stay tuned!

We at Ergonomicsdirect have a lot of exciting news, content, and more planned for 2023. Again, we’d like to thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing you in 2023 at our showroom! 

Wishing you all a safe festive season, and a Happy New Year.

Yours in ergonomics,

The Ergonomicsdirect team

Our 2022 Staff Function ft. The Chin and Partners Team

Meet The Team: Wendy

Introducing Wendy van Wyk - Ergonomicsdirect Blog

Introducing Wendy van Wyk

Our In-House Biokineticist & Ergonomics Extraordinaire!

Born and bred in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, Wendy moved to Cape Town in 1998 and obtained both her BA(HMS) and BSportSc (Hons) Biokinetics degrees at the University of Stellenbosch. 

Biokinetics was an easy choice as she loves interacting with people, challenging herself, and has a passion for all things sports. She quickly realised that a career as a Biokineticist could offer all this and so much more. Her studies helped reinforce and grow her passion to help people live and perform at their best, doing the things they love to do. 

She qualified in 2001 and after an internship on the Garden Route in 2002, returned to Cape Town where she worked as an HPCSA Registered Biokineticist in private practice for 6 years before moving to the UK in 2008. There she worked as a Cardiac Technician and Physiotherapy Assistant and got involved in Spirometry and in Occupational Health. 

On her return to South Africa in 2010 started consulting in the Occupational Health industry here.

Wendy’s natural teaching ability and affinity with people got her headhunted in 2012 as a Spirometry, Audiometry, and Vision screening training facilitator. She has earned an excellent reputation as an expert occupational health training facilitator with doctors, nurses, and technicians across our beautiful continent.

Over the last 9 years, she has taught in over 15 countries in Africa!

With a keen interest in Ergonomics, she joined the healthcare team at Ergonomicsdirect full-time just before the new Ergonomics Regulations were implemented on 6 December 2019, and during lockdown in 2020, she completed her Ergonomic Risk Auditors certification.

She assists our clients with ergonomics training, assessments as well as product recommendations to improve the ergonomic setup in their homes, schools, and also the corporate environment. She is also the face of some of our social media videos and the author of our monthly blog. She has also contributed to articles in both Men’s Health South Africa and the UK on injury prevention and remote work.

Wendy`s knowledge in her field and passion for helping individuals improve their lives through health makes her an inspiration to work with. She believes that we should always see the glass half full and that life is too short not to laugh every day. Outside of work Wendy enjoys going to the gym, loves travel, time with friends or family, and a good bottle of red wine.

Contact Wendy if you have any ergonomics queries or if you need assistance in your workplace set up on 066 170 0324 or wendy@ergodirect.co.za – she’d love to hear from you!

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