BOHS W506 – Ergonomics Essentials

BOHS W506 – Ergonomics Essentials

Safety Training

BOHS W506 – Ergonomics Essentials

Course Date(s) 10th February 2020 , 9th November 2020

10th 11th 12th 13th 14th February 2020
9th 10th 11th 12th 13th November 2020


This module provides 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. Study of this module is beneficial to persons wishing to qualify for the Certificate of Competence in this subject.

Course Content:

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

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

* understand ergonomic risk assessments and appropriate control measures

*understand the causes of upper limb disorders and how to reduce them

*appreciate workplace layout and equipment design

* appreciate environmental aspects of good ergonomic design

Content: Topic Time Allocation
1 Overview of Ergonomics

2 Ergonomics Methods & Techniques

3 Musculo-skeletal Disorders

4 Workplace, Job and Product Design

5 Relevant physical factors of the work environment

6 Legal and Social Aspects


Course Duration

5 days

Number of Delegates



British Occupational Hygiene Society Certificiate

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