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” BOHS examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.
Places are strictly limited on all our Occupational Hygiene courses and are not confirmed until payment in full is received at least 4 weeks prior to attendance on the course. For more information or to request a booking form please contact us via e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0044 (0) 1244 311440