Ergonomics – HSL Buxton, 28 September-2 October 2015

Date and location

28 September – 2 October 2015, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton,
Derbyshire SK17 9JN

Event overview

The course provides the ergonomics theory and techniques used to maximize the design of the tools, tasks and workplaces for improved comfort, safety and performance of the workforce. The techniques cover both the physical and psychosocial aspects of a workplace design, following relevant HSE guidance and approaches to assess and reduce risks.

What will the course will cover?

  • Ergonomics principles, methods and techniques
  • Human Beings – physical and psychological factors
  • Applied Anthropometry
  • Workplace Design and DSE
  • Manual Handling risks, assessments and controls
  • Upper Limb Disorders – risks, assessments and controls
  • Stress Management
  • Influencing behaviour
  • User investigation methods, such as interviews, questionnaires and focus groups

Who should attend?

The course is suited to all who have an interest in workplace ergonomics and wish to understand more about possible interventions that could be made to assess and improve worker comfort, safety and performance. No previous ergonomics or MSD experience is required.

Further information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the Ergonomics event page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-ergonomics.htm