Practical Ergonomics for Railway Systems

Time and Place information
 Location  Gisbert Kapp Building of the University of Birmingham, Pritchatts Road, Birmingham, B15 2SA
 Date(s)  Monday 7th (09:00) - Friday 11th December 2015 (16:00)
Contact Joy Grey (+ 44) (0)121 414 4342  Nadeen Taylor  (+ 44) (0)121 414 2626

Practical Ergonomics for Railway Systems is a 5-day short course offered by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education designed around a week-long group assignment. Classroom teaching takes place in the morning and the afternoons are devoted to applying the lessons learnt to an investigation of a real world ergonomics issue.

The key elements of learning are:

  • Introduction to Ergonomics – What ergonomics really is
  • Risk Factors and Triangulation – Gathering meaningful information
  • Task Analysis – Understanding what people do
  • Human variability – Why one size doesn’t fit all
  • Survey and interview methodologies
  • Creating and evaluating solutions

Delegates learn to adopt a structured approach to designing systems for both staff and passengers of the railway. They comment: “The theory is one thing, but the hands-on assignment experience makes all the difference in designing systems that are fit for purpose”. 

This short course attracts a CPD rating of 100 hours, subject to a participant attending the module in full and completing the associated assessment elements.

Course cost £600.

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