This course 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.
Normally run as a 5 day taught course including lectures, tutorials,
practical/demonstration sessions, guided reading, overnight questions and examination.
There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.
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%
||This event is approved by OHTA for the international qualifications scheme
||Diamond Environmental Ltd