Ergonomics Essentials (including manual handling and DSE)
March 8 @ 9:00 am - March 12 @ 12:00 pm
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%