Trainer Sedulitas CC Start Date 27 May 2024
Location Live Online
Language English
Contact Places 5

27 May. – 31 May. 2024


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 5 day taught course [minimum 45 hours including lectures, tutorials, practical/demonstration sessions, guided reading, overnight questions and examination].

Course Content

  • Overview of Ergonomics.
  • Ergonomics Methods and Techniques.
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorder.
  • Workplace, Job and Product Design.
  • Relevant Physical Factors of the Work Environment.
  • 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.