October 14 - October 21, 2024
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.
|1||Overview of Ergonomics||20%|
|2||Ergonomics Methods & Techniques||20%|
|4||Workplace, Job and Product Design||20%|
|5||Relevant Physical Factors of the Work Environment||10%|
|6||Standards and Social Aspects||10%|