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W506 Ergonomics Essentials



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.

Learning Outcomes 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.

Course Format

Run as a 5 day taught on-line course including lectures, tutorials, practical/demonstration sessions, guided reading, overnight questions and on-line examination on the final day.


The written examination will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.



The W506 Module topics include:-

Overview of Ergonomics

Ergonomics Methods & Techniques

Musculo-skeletal Disorders

Workplace, Job and Product Design

Relevant Physical Factors of the Work Environment

Standards and Social Aspects

For the full course specification please refer to the W506 syllabus which can be found in the approved course materials section of the OH Learning website as a download.  

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 On-line , Real time ( GMT ) delivery and attendance
Starts 04 Oct 2021 09:00
Ends 08 Oct 2021 14:00
Course leader Mike Slater, DipOH, CFFOH.
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