Ergonomic risk assessor course

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About this course

Benefits of attending

Who should attend?

Professional competence


Dates and locations

Course leader

  • Duncan Abbott MSc C.ErgHF is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors specialist with extensive experience in ergonomics and human factors.

  • He has extensive experience in training, coaching and mentoring in a wide variety of environments to a diverse range of people

About this course

  • The one day course covers key areas of ergonomics which will allow you to consolidate knowledge and develop core competencies
  • Highy practical (game based) building on the delegates work experience whenever possible
  • A small amount of pre-course work is required - as each delegate will need to come wiht material in which to play the game
  • This course wil prep you for the ErgoCoach and ErgoFacilitator training courses

Benefits of attending

  • You will learn how to carry out an ergonomic assessment using ergonomic tools and methods
  • Based on real life scenarios  you will gain insights into what makes an effective ergonomic assessor
  • You'll become the 'go to person' that can advice on how to implement successful workplace ergonomic solutions
  • Rethink business through an ergonomic and human factor lens
  • Identify and avoid the fundamental fallacies that still persist and blight the human centred organisation.

Who should attend?

  • Delegates who wish to gain a good understanding of how to utilise ergonomics  into the design of jobs, tasks and workplaces and improve physical and psychological wellbeing and wish to become an ErgoCoach and ErgoFacilitator

Professional competence

  • During the course delegates are required to complete a number of exercises which will form part of their logbook



08.45 -09.00:   Tea / coffee

09.00- 09.30:   Overview, introductions and objectives

  • What is ergonomics and why is it important to understand this multidisciplinary approach
  • How this course ties into ISO45001
  • Physical and cognitive health
  • Industry 4.0 and impact of future technology
  • Avoiding silos
  • Overview of ergonomic tools and methods

09.30 - 10.45   The worker in the physical space

  • Using a checklist
  • Body analysis (layout exercise) 
  • Movement (movement analysis)
  • Design and layout (Task Analysis and MD)
  • The importance of understanding standards and anthropometrics when observing legal compliance
  • Task and injury - how injuries are tied into workplace and task design
  • Fatigue
  • Enviromental factors
  • Summary of the ergonomic design approach

10.45 - 11.00   Break

11.00 - 12.30  Cognitive ergonomics and human factors

  • How to display information and sources of problems
  • Cognitive task analysis- design to avoid cognitive load
  • Memory / boredom / fatigue / Human Error
  • Stressors / psychological safety
  • Mental Health First Aid - linking in

12.30 - 13.00   Lunch

13.00 - 15.00  The ergonomic problem

  • Using a gamification approach delegates will work on a case study where he or she will be to utilise and sharpen what's been learnt

15.00 - 15.15  Break

15.15 - 16.00 - How to implement an ergonomic approach at work

  • Delegates get the chance to work on a simple plan to take what's learnt and apply this to their workplace


1st Quarter
Salisbury – Milford Hall Hotel - 19th March

Delegates receive

  • Handbook (Hard copy with digital inserts)
  • Checklists and forms (Digital format)
  • Workbook
  • Refreshments and lunch are included
  • A certificate will be issued

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Cost: £399.00

Vat: £79.80

Total: £478.80

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