Practical Workplace Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the work to the human in a huge variety of workplaces ranging from offices through to construction, transport and health care. This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of ergonomics within the occupational context.

This short course is aimed at training occupational health practitioners who wish to develop a better understanding of the needs of the human in work systems, and through this improve efficiency in maintaining good health at work.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module

Study Options: Full time

Duration: Three days

Contact

Phone number: 0121 414 6013 / 6014
Fax: 0121 414 6217
Email: occhealth@contacts.bham.ac.uk
 

Details

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to:
• Understand the philosophy behind ergonomic practice
• Understand the need for consideration of physical fit in the design of work, workplaces and equipment
• Understand and use ergonomic methods and techniques for risk assessment and identification of workplace risk factors
• Conduct a preliminary assessment to evaluate risks to the musculoskeletal system from poor ergonomic design and recommend suitable control measures

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for individuals with an interest in ergonomics, but specifically for those involved in occupational health, including physicians, nurses and physiotherapists

Course Details

Duration
Three Days

Location
Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Is this course accredited?
This course is approved for 11 CPD credits by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians.

Fees and funding

£595.00 per person - this includes refreshments and lunch throughout the course.
 

Entry requirements

The programme is suitable for occupational health practitioners.

Learn more about entry requirements

International students
Standard English language requirements apply

How to apply

For further information please contact the CPD Training Team at the IOEM:
CPD Training Team, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Phone number: 0121 414 6013 / 6014
Fax: 0121 414 6217
Email: occhealth@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Contact

Phone number: 0121 414 6013 / 6014
Fax: 0121 414 6217
Email: occhealth@contacts.bham.ac.uk