Ergonomics and Human Factors


Ergonomics and Human Factors issues are widely recognised as playing a key role in workplace health and safety.  However, although there are times when you need the help and guidance of a professional (such as the services described elsewhere [links]) there is much that occupational health and safety professionals, such as Health and Safety Advisors or Occupational Hygienists, can do themselves.

What can we do for you?

Recognising this, IOM Ergonomics and Human Factors specialists over a variety of off-the peg and tailored courses (even our off-the-peg courses usually include some tailoring).  Courses range in length from an hour or two to a full week.  We can offer courses on all of the topics covered by our web pages.

These include:

  • Workplace Ergonomics
  • Manual Handling
  • DSE
  • Thermal Environment
  • Ageing and Work Ability
  • Psychosocial Risks and their Assessment

Of course, our consultants are also on hand to support you after the courses to help you identify risks and implement improvements to enhance the health and safety of your workers.

If you have an enquiry about our ergonomics and human factors services please send us an email at

Alternatively telephone Dr Joanne Crawford on 0131 449 8037