Every year, 35
million days are lost to British industry as a result of accidents
and ill health caused by work activities. A large number of these
accidents are due to a lack of thought and planning concerning the
use of our everyday systems.
The course provides the ergonomics theory and techniques used to
maximize the design of the tools, tasks and workplaces for improved
comfort, safety and performance of the workforce. The
techniques cover both the physical and psychosocial aspects of a
workplace design, following relevant HSE guidance and approaches to
assess and reduce risks.
What will the course cover?
- Ergonomics principles, methods and techniques
- Human Beings - physical and psychological factors
- Applied Anthropometry
- Workplace Design and DSE
- Manual Handling risks, assessments and controls
- Upper Limb Disorders - risks, assessments and controls
- Stress Management
- Influencing behaviour
- User investigation methods, such as interviews, questionnaires
and focus groups
- Task Analysis
- Controls and Displays
- Environmental Factors - Lighting, Floors and footwear,
Who should attend?
The course is suited to all who have an interest in workplace
ergonomics and wish to understand more about possible interventions
that could be made to assess and improve worker comfort, safety and
performance. No previous ergonomics or MSD experience is
Who will present?
Matthew Birtles - Matt has been a practising
ergonomist for 13 years. His work at HSE has spanned various
industries and topics, such as welding and foundry work, fairground
ride safety and other leisure industry projects, food production,
railway and train cabin design, furniture manufacturing,
construction health and safety and ergonomics in health care. He
also co-authored and presents, material on MSD training for HSE
inspectors, and manual handing and the material for this Ergonomics
course for the public. Matt has particular interest in the
prevention of musculoskeletal injury and the design of fit for
purpose ergonomic solutions to workplace problems.
"Thank you for an excellent course last week, it was great, one
of the most useful and interesting courses that I have ever been
Roger Barnes, BAE Systems
The course will be run at the HSE Science and
Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the
heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train
stations and Manchester International Airport. This course can be
run at your site or local area by arrangement.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£1,795 per person (includes course notes, lunches, refreshments
and a course dinner on the second night).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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