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.
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 Duration5 days
Number of Delegates10
British Occupational Hygiene Society Certificiate