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Business - Advanced - BTEC National Diploma

Eccles College

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Ergonomics in Practice 3 day course Overview The application of good ergonomics is increasingly viewed as business critical. Organisations need to take account of good ergonomics at every stage of the process lifecycle - from commissioning new equipment, through routine use to its final decommissioning. Good ergonomics is about optimising the relationship between people and their whole work environment. It considers the people themselves, the jobs they do, the tools they use and the environment they use them in, as well as asking the fundamental question, why are people doing the job this way? The course will help delegates understand ergonomics and provide them with a range of tools that can be used to promote safe working. The course provides delegates with a practical insight as to how ergonomics should be applied in their place of work. The course is highly practical and is based around exercises requiring delegates to participate and to apply what they have learned. The course is also run as part of the Professional Development Programme offered by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), the lead professional body for safety in Europe. Aims To introduce the theoretical concepts of ergonomics To introduce practical ergonomics tools, techniques and checklists so that good ergonomics practice can be understood and applied To give delegates, through a programme of structured practical exercises, the opportunity to try-out and evaluate ergonomics data gathering, analysis and requirements specification techniques To underline the relevant ergonomics considerations arising from recent developments in Health & Safety legislation Learning objectives After the courses delegates will be able to: understand how to conduct a simple ergonomics survey how to apply a range of tools and techniques for analysing the way people work apply ergonomics principles and integrate these into existing policies and procedures understand the factors that lead to the development of musculoskeletal injuries and how to manage risks work as part of an ergonomics improvement team to ensure that better ergonomics is applied throughout the workplace Prerequisites None, but delegates should be in a position to apply what they learn. The course works best if delegates are able to use the ergonomics tools and techniques in their place of work to deliver the full benefits of the course. Who should attend? Delegates should have good writing skills, be able to communicate to all staff levels, and be able to take a practical approach to problem solving. Engineers, safety professionals, HR managers, line managers and supervisors will all gain from attending. Outline Programme Day 1 Introduction to ergonomics The components of ergonomics Anthropometry practical Stakeholder analysis Musculoskeletal disorders Day 2 Postural analysis Health & safety Law - the ergonomics implications Task analysis Environmental ergonomics Controls and displays Binary decision making Workstation and work equipment design Building usability into design Day 3 Delegates are given an opportunity to apply the principles and techniques covered in the course to live cases. This may involve working in small teams in the workplace, or, where this is not possible, analysing video case studies. The programme concludes with a discussion on the application of ergonomics to existing and new work systems.

Ergonomics in Practice 3 day course Overview The application of good ergonomics is increasingly viewed as business critical. Organisations need to take account of good ergonomics at every stage of the process lifecycle - from commissioning new equipment, through routine use to its final decommissioning. Good ergonomics is about optimising the relationship between people and their whole work...

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