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Workplace Ergonomics - Injury Prevention through Ergonomics
Course Level 3
Study Method Online
Course Duration 200 Hrs
Start Date Ongoing
Awarding Body ABC Awards
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Course Overview

Ergonomic Assessment Training Course

The human body is a fragile system, and we put many demands on it every day. Activities like reaching to get supplies off of a shelf, sitting in front of a computer for hours every day, and moving heavy products around the shop can all take a toll on our bodies. In this ergonomic assessment training course, you will learn how to make your environment as ergonomic as possible and how to prevent from ergonomic injury.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Define ergonomics and its related terms
  • Identify where to get ergonomics information for your region
  • Identify how ergonomics can be incorporated into your workplace
  • Assess your environment for ergonomic hazards, create ways to resolve those issues, and plan for implementation
  • Review and evaluate your ergonomic efforts
  • Use change management techniques effectively
  • Describe the basic principles of ergonomics
  • Outline ergonomic practices for sitting, standing, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling
  • Design an ergonomic workstation
  • Identify important ergonomic features of tools and machines
  • Understand the role that environmental factors (such as sound, air quality, and light) play in ergonomics
Course Syllabus

Unit 1

An Introduction to Ergonomics

The unit 1 covers the following topics:

  • What is Ergonomics?
  • Legislation and Regulatory Bodies
  • The Role of Ergonomics in Workplace
  • The Ergonomic Assessment Cycle

Unit 2

Identifying and Assessing Ergonomic Hazards

The unit 2 covers the following topics:

  • How to Identify Ergonomic Hazards
  • Perform a job analysis for each position
  • Developing a Plan to Address Ergonomic Issues
  • Three Key Methods (Engineering, organizational and Individual)
  • Identifying and Implementing Solutions

Unit 3

Integration of Ergonomics at Workplace

The unit 3 covers the following topics:

  • Change Management
  • Tips for Successful Implementation of Ergonomics
  • Reviewing Your Ergonomics Program
  • Basic Ergonomic Principles
  • Best Practices for Sitting
  • Best Practices for Standing
  • Lifting Safely
  • Transporting Materials Safely

Unit 4

Ergonomic Workstations

This Unit 4 covers the following topics:

  • Ergonomic Workstations
  • Safe Tool Design
  • Proper handgrips
  • Tool Weight
  • Vibration Considerations
  • Reducing Vibration
  • Creating an Ergonomic Environment
  • Acceptable Noise Levels
  • Curbing Noise in Your Environment
  • White Noise and Annoyance Noise
Career Path

Gaining a better understanding of workplace ergonomics is not only about health and safety, but also the potential for career advancement. Upon completion of this course, your new skills, knowledge and confidence will allow you to stand out as a candidate of choice for any number of supervisory positions. Health and safety monitor, team leader, department manager – all positions that demand advanced and honed health and safety knowledge. Even if you work for yourself, an understanding of ergonomics could help improve both your performance and your wellbeing. 

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Staff Training Solutions has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Staff Training Solutions to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who should take this course
  • Anyone working in a workplace health and safety capacity
  • Business owners and managers looking to improve workforce welfare
  • Office workers who spend long periods of time at desks/computers
  • Proactive members of the workforce with an interest in health and safety
  • Self-employed entrepreneurs who work primarily at desks/workstations
  • Recruiters, trainers and members of HR management/development teams
  • Anyone looking to better care for their own health and wellbeing at work