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W506- Ergonomic Essentials (Including Manual Handling & DSE)



To provide broad based introduction to ergonomic principles and their application in the design of work, equipment and the workplace. Consideration is given to musculo-skeletal disorders, manual handling, ergonomic aspects of the environment as well as to the social and legal aspects.


Ø  5-days course [minimum 45 hours including practical/demonstration sessions, lectures, tutorials, guided reading, overnight questions and examination].

Ø  There will be a 40 short answer questions “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.


On completing this course successfully, the student will be able to:

ü  apply ergonomic principles to the creation of safer, healthier and more efficient and effective activities in the workplace;

ü  conduct ergonomic risk assessments;

ü  develop appropriate control measures for ergonomic risk factors;

ü  describe work-related causes of musculo-skeletal disorders;

ü  design a workplace according to good ergonomic principles;

assess ergonomic aspects of the working environment and work organisation


1. Overview of Ergonomics

a. General Principles

b. Biological Ergonomics

c. Psychology

d. Developing an Ergonomics Strategy at Work

2. Ergonomics Methods and Techniques

a. Work Design

b. Ergonomics Risk Assessment

c. Measurements and Information Gathering

3. Musculo-Skeletal Disorder

a. Manual Handling

b. Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD)

4. Workplace, Job and Product Design

a. Workplace Layout and Equipment Design

b. Controls, Displays and Information

5. Relevant Physical Factors of the Work Environment

a. Lighting

b. Noise

c. Thermal Environment

d. Other Considerations

e. Clothing and Protective Equipment

6. Standards and Social Aspects

Training info

Status: This event is approved by OHTA for the international qualifications scheme
Approved by OHTA
Category: Ergonomics
Level: Intermediate
Training provider: Sustainable EHS LLP


Location Vadodara
Starts 04 Nov 2019 09:00
Ends 08 Nov 2019 18:00
Course leader Utpal Bhavsar CIH, CSP & Lavish Lokhande CIH, CSP, CHMM, CMIOSH
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