Creating a safe workspace in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors


IOM are pleased to collaborate with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors to create a step by step guide to creating a safe workspace.

The purpose of the guide is to support leaders and managers in businesses and organisations to think through step by step how to address the many issues concerned with creating a safe workspace and eliminating the risks of the COVID-19 virus from spreading.

The process begins with putting together a competent team and undertaking a risk assessment and staff survey to inform decision-making. 

Businesses and organisations are encouraged to consider the workplace as a whole system so that in mitigating risk in one part of the work system, unintended consequences are not created in another.

The guidance outlines important steps to identify and reduce risks whilst maintaining performance and productivity and is available now to download. Click here to access the guide. 

There is an infographic available here.

An interactive infographic helping readers to navigate the seven steps is available here.


About the Author
Rob Aitken CEO

Rob has been at IOM for over 40 years and a member of the Board of Management since 2002 and assumed the role of CEO in November 2016. Rob was instrumental in establishing our successful Strategic Consulting division and in the set-up of our SAFENANO business in 2006. In 2012 Rob then relocated to Singapore to set-up our first overseas business as Managing Director of IOM Singapore before returning to the UK in late 2016 as CEO.