Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics

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About this course

Benefits of attending

Who should attend?

Professional competence


Dates and locations

Course leader

  • Duncan Abbott is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors specialist with extensive experience in a wide area of ergonomics and human factors

  • The course is based on real life scenarios from which you will gain great insights into what makes an effective ergonomic assessor and make you your organisations 'go to person' for successful workplace solutions

  • Duncan is a qualified trainer with extensive experience in training and teaching, coaching and mentoring in a wide variety of environments to a diverse range of people

About this course

  • This two-day course is designed for professionals who wish to work towards Technical Grade Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.
  • It will cover key areas of ergonomics and human factors which will allow delegates to consolidate knowledge and develop core competencies in order to meet the CIEHF membership requirements.
  • The course is highly practical and will build on the delegates work experience whenever possible.
  • The final part of the course will focus on what the delegate needs to do to ensure that he or she can meet the requirements of the CIEHF.

Benefits of attending

  • By attending this course delegates gain a clear pathway to gaining technical membership.

Who should attend?

  • Most delegates will be risk assessors or workers that utilise some level of ergonomics, for example, DSE assessors, Manual Handlers, Occupational Health Advisors, Health and Safety advisors.
  • The course is not restricted to just those seeking Technical membership grade but for any person wishing to gain a good introduction to ergonomics and human factors to be able to carry out effective workplace assessments based on ergonomic principles and human factors.

Professional competence

  • During the course of the two-day course delegates will be required to complete a number of exercises which will form part of their logbook. Those seeking technical membership will be offered mentoring towards Technical Grade membership.



08.45 -09.00:   Tea / coffee

09.00- 09.30:   Overview, introductions and objectives

09.30 - 10.45   Physical ergonomics

10.45 - 11.00   Break

11.00 - 12.30  Cognitive ergonomics and human factors

12.30 - 13.00   Lunch

13.00 - 15.00  Ergonomic methodology and tools

15.00 - 15.15  Break

15.15 - 16.15  Allocating what has been learnt in readiness for the practical on Day Two


08.45 -09.00:   Tea / coffee

09.00-09.30:    Recap of Day Two and objectives

09.30 - 10.30   Practical

10.30 - 10.45   Break

10.45 - 12.30  Discussion of practical and introduction of new ergonomic and human factors - knowledge and methods

12.30 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 14.00 Delegates work together in pairs to determine how to apply this to his or her organisation

14.00 - 16.00 Preparing to meet the Technical Grade
  • How to utilise what has been learnt and what the delegate knows to demonstrate competence and make a successful application for CIEHF membership.


1st Quarter

London – Novotel Waterloo – 18th and 19th March

Delegates receive

  • Handbook (Hard copy with digital inserts)
  • Checklists and forms (Digital format)
  • Workbook

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Cost: £699.00

Vat: £139.80

Total: £838.80

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