Ergonomic risk assessments course

Duration: 1 day course

This course is offered at public venues throughout the UK or can be run as an in-house course

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Improve productivity, Improve wellbeing, Reduce risk and Reduce wasted expenditure. Take the road to being able to carry out an ergonomic analysis.

This course is run by a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist who has worked in all types of environments, carrying out ergonomic analyses and assessments.

Who should attend?

If you are a risk assessor seeking the knowledge of ergonomic principles and techniques so that you can carry out competent risk assessments and record quantitative data that will enable you to write compelling reports that can be communicated to your employer or client, this is the course for you

To become an ergonomic assessor you will need to learn and understand

What is an ergonomic assessment? A number of case studies will be examined to demonstrate how the assessment works in different domains and what its objectives are

The principles behind ergonomics and understanding the human body in particular musculoskeletal disorders prevention. Cognitive ergonomics and Visual ergonomics is discussed.

How and when to use tools such as Body Discomfort diagrams, task and job analyses,  RULA (Rapid Upper Limb Assessment) and REBA (Rapid Entire Body Assessment)What guidance is available and introduce to this.

Pre-course activities

Delegates will need to do some preliminary background reading and undertake some simple assessments. This will enable the assessor to build on existing knowledge

Course timetable and content

08.45- 09.00    Welcome coffee 

09.00 – 09.15   Overview of the course and introductions

09.15–10.15   Pre-course activities – discussion of assessments and determine what constitutes an ergonomic assessment, the costs for failing to do one, and the advantages that an assessment based on ergonomic principles techniques, and the underlying science will give. Essential knowledge for the ergonomic champion.


10.15–12.30   Ergonomic principles and ergonomic tools – using case studies from different domains, delegates will learn how to use ergonomic tools.

This part of the course will allow delegates the ability to quickly and quantitatively reassess the assessments they have undertaken

Delegates will learn how to use the following tool:

  • Ergonomic checklists
  • Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA),
  • Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA),
  • Body maps and discomfort diagrams,
  • Job requirement sheets, Job design
  • Job rotation checklists.

Video footage and photographs will be used to enable delegates to practice in the use of these tools, though difficult to understand with guidance they can be quick to master. Utilising these techniques will take your assessments beyond the next level.

12.30– 13.15 Lunch

The afternoon session will allow delegates to consider the use of ergonomic tools and techniques and see how they can be used for single assessments or for audits, how to present in report format or as a presentation.

13.15– 15.45 PRACTICAL - Case study

  • Pre-assessment - gathering data and other information - what to collect and where from, what happens when this is not done
  • Assessment - how to undertake an ergonomic analysis, what tools to use and how to use them, how to record using an ergonomic checklist, collecting data for a report
  •  Putting everything together, presenting the findings from the quantitative analysis

15.45– 16.00 Questions and round up

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Cost:  £399.00 plus

Vat     £79.80

Total: £478.80

Courses and locations 2018

4th Quarter 2018

London - Novotel Waterloo - 18th December 2018

Courses and locations 2019

1st Quarter 2018








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