Trainer SGS Start Date 06 May 2024
Location China
Language English
Contact Places 10

06 May – 10 May 2024

Course Overview

The 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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Course Format

The course is normally run as a taught course over 5 days (minimum of 45 hours, including practical/demonstration sessions, overnight questions and guided reading).

There will be an examination in on-line multiple-choice format (MCQ exam) at the last day of the course.

Course Content

Topic to be covered include:
1. Overview of Ergonomics
2. Ergonomics Methods & Techniques
3. Musculo-skeletal Disorders
4. Workplace, Job and Product Design
5. Relevant Physical Factors of the Work Environment
6. Standards and Social Aspects

Note: any references made to standards and best practice documents are provided solely as guidance for candidates and may not represent the most current updates or publications.