Ergonomics Awareness in the Workplace

HEALTH & SAFETY

In the workplace, health and safety regulations are paramount to the well-being of the employees and the employer.

Ergonomics Awareness in the Workplace

Ergonomics Awareness in the Workplace
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Overview

Ergonomics is a science concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. The three areas of ergonomics: physical, cognitive, and organizational and five aspects: safety, comfort, ease of use, productivity/performance, and aesthetics. This includes, sitting posture through to lifting of objects and workstation suitability.

Objectives

The purpose of training in ergonomics is to provide people with the skills, knowledge, abilities and tools to accomplish their designated responsibilities. This offers workers and employers more about using ergonomic principles to recognise, evaluate and control work place conditions that cause or contribute to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders, while maximising productivity and efficiency.

Course Prerequisite

Communication at ABET Level 3 & Mathematical at ABET Level 3

Language of Delivery

English

Delivery Methods

Course is facilitated by a competent subject matter trainer, who utilises a combination of the following techniques to ensure that the session is practical and experiential: Discussion; Role Play; Exercises & Case Studies; Videos/DVD’s; Games, Slide Shows & Written Questions.

Training & Evaluation

  • Training on a 50% theoretical and 50% practical basis.
  • Evaluation on at least 30% theoretical and 50% practical basis.

Who should attend?

  • Employees in problem jobs, employees in similar jobs that are problem jobs, and their supervisors
  • When the program is first set up in their jobs
  • When a constant function is carried out continuously
  • Heavy lifting

Duration

1 Day

Includes:

  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Lunch & Refreshments (not applicable to on-site training)
  • SAIOSH Accredited (2 CPD credits/points)
  • Electronic Certificate (on successful completion of the course)
  • Electronic Delegate Feedback Questionnaire
  • Certificate: Recognised by the Department of Labour & SAIOSH Accredited
  • Note: Certificate is valid for a period of 2 years from date of issue

Course outline