The aim of this course is to gain an understanding of how to perform a basic ergonomic assessment in the workplace and become acquainted with a number of tools that are available.
Delegates will have an opportunity to conduct an assessment using the following tools: Quick Exposure Check (QEC), Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA), Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA), Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART) and Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC).
Duration 2 days
At the end of the course delegates will have the knowledge and understanding of how to perform a basic ergonomic asessment in the workplace. Delegates will know which assessment tool to use in different situations.
On completion of the programme delegates will:
- Have an understanding of the term ‘ergonomics’
- Know what is meant by the term anthropometrics and how to apply anthropometric principles to the design of work
- Be able to perform an ergonomic assessment on a task using a range of tools and make recommendations for change
- Understand the principles of workplace design and how to use the results of the ergonomics assessments to reduce the risk of injury
Who Should Attend?
This course is ideally suited for occupational health professionals, health and safety professionals and physiotherapists.
Assessment and Certification
A review session to assess the competence of each delegate is performed in a group discussion using the ergonomic assessments delegates conducted during the practical sessions.
Printable leaflet: Conducting a Practical Ergonomics Assessment in Industry