Every year, millions of days are lost to industries as a result of accidents and ill health caused by work activities. A large number of these accidents are due to a lack of thought and planning concerning the use of our everyday systems.
Taking account of ergonomics and human factors can reduce the likelihood of an accident and can improve health and safety in your workplace.
Ergonomics is the science concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. It puts people first, taking account of their capabilities and limitations. Ergonomics aims to make sure that tasks, equipment, information and the environment fit each worker to ensure their safety, comfort and performance.
This course provides a solid introduction to ergonomics and the theory and techniques used to optimise the design of tools, tasks and workplaces. The techniques taught cover both the physical and psychosocial aspects of workplace design, following relevant HSE guidance and approaches to assess and reduce risks.