W506 Ergonomics Essentials
This course provides a broad based introduction to ergonomics principles and their application in the design of work, equipment and the workplace. Consideration is given to musculoskeletal disorders, manual handling, and ergonomic aspects of the environment as well as to the social and legal aspects.
On successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to understand and apply ergonomic principles, undertake ergonomic risk assessments, understand the causes of upper limb disorders and methods of reducing the risks through the appreciation of the workplace layout and the environmental aspects of good ergonomic design.
Who should attend?
Suitable for any workplace safety and health professionals, display screen assessors, anyone who is working towards the International Occupational Hygiene Certificate, human factors practitioners, project managers, support managers, operation managers and anyone in similar professions.
- Overview of Ergonomics
- Ergonomics Methods and Techniques
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Workplace, Job and Product Design
- Relevant Physical Factors of the Work Environment
- Standards and Social Aspects
Attendees are assessed with a 40-short answer open-book written examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes at the conclusion of the course.
Attendees who successfully complete the course will be issued a certificate from BOHS.
This course is an accredited course by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) as an elective module for the International Occupational Hygiene Certificate.
Price is £1200.00 per person plus BOHS exam fees of £140.00. This is an open (public) course and may be subject to minimum numbers attending.