February 13 - February 20, 2023
This 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.
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.
Normally run as a 5 day taught course [minimum 45 hours including lectures, tutorials,
practical/demonstration sessions, guided reading, overnight questions and examination].
There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.
Overview of Ergonomics
Ergonomics Methods & Techniques
Workplace, Job and Product Design
Relevant Physical Factors of the Work Environment
Standards and Social Aspects