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W506 Ergonomics Essentials (including manual handling and DSE)


This W506 Module aims to provide a 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.

On completing this course successfully the student will be able to: • apply ergonomic principles to the creation of safer, healthier and more efficient and effective activities in the workplace; • conduct ergonomic risk assessments; • develop appropriate control measures for ergonomic risk factors; • describe work-related causes of musculo-skeletal disorders; • design a workplace according to good ergonomic principles; • assess ergonomic aspects of the working environment and work organisation.

The W506 Module is run as a 5 day course with a practical assessment and written examination on the final day, currently 40 short answer questions “open book” with a 120 minutes allowed.


Topics included in the W506Module:-

1 Overview of Ergonomics 20%

2 Ergonomics Methods & Techniques 20%

3 Musculo-skeletal Disorders 20%

4 Workplace, Job and Product Design 20%

5 Relevant Physical Factors of the Work Environment 10%

6 Standards and Social Aspects 10%

The full Module contents can be found in the W506 syllabus in the OH Learning approved training materials  section of the web site

Training info

Status: This event is approved by OHTA for the international qualifications scheme
Approved by OHTA
Category: Ergonomics
Level: Intermediate
Training provider: Diamond Environmental Ltd


Location Chester, England
Starts 23 Apr 2018 09:00
Ends 27 Apr 2018 13:00
Course leader Mike Slater, M.Sc, DipOccHyg, FFOH
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