Free Safety Course

Ergonomics affects all aspects of workers’ performance at work and their safety. Poor ergonomics is linked to a range of injuries and accidents at work. 

Ergonomics, also known as human factor or human engineering is the study of people in their working environment to maximise safety and efficiency. Ergonomics places people first, taking into consideration their capabilities and limitations.

This workplace ergonomics course is highly beneficial for individuals in management positions, HSE supervisors, HR personnel, office workers, facility managers/process engineers, risk mangers and warehouse supervisors, business owners and anyone passionate about occupational safety and health.

Ergonomics is the science of matching the job, tools and workplace to fit the worker in order to reduce, fatigue, discomfort and injuries.

Ergonomics includes safety, convenience, user-friendliness, productivity (quantity of work) and efficiency (quality of work).

Ergonomics is in three parts; physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics and each plays a distinct role in workers’ safety at work.

  • Physical ergonomics pays attention to physical workload on the human body while performing a task. Moreso, physical ergonomics is concerned with the impact of anatomy, anthropometry, physical work environment, biomechanics and physiology.
  • Cognitive ergonomics considers the task or job details to ensure light cognitive load, less brain fog & mental stress.
  • Orgnisational ergonomics enhances sociotechnical systems such as policies and work processes or procedures. Organisational ergonomics looks at aspects such as cooperative work, communication and teamwork to ensure employee satisfaction and a motivated workforce.

Implementing hollistic ergonomics in the workplace can potentially reduce accidents, ill-health and injuries, reduce absenteeism, improve performance, efficiency and job retention. 

Flexible: You study at your own pace.

Available online as self-study training.

This course is free. Upon completion of course, you will be awarded a digital copy of your certificate also for free.

  • Defining Ergonomics. 
  • Impact of Ergonomics and its statistics
  • Risk factors in workers (i) age and gender (ii) smoking and physical activities (iii) strength and anthropometry.
  • Risk factors in the task (i) force and repetition (ii) posture, duration and recovery time (iii) sectional and whole-body vibration
  • Risk factors in the environment (i) ventilation, heat or cold stress (ii) noise and lighting (iii) psychosocial factors
  • Case studies
  • Controlling risk factors/implementing proper ergonomics.

The training objective is established in the course, so at the end of the training, your understanding and knowledge of the course content will be assessed. 

The examination contains only multiple choice questions.

The workplace ergonomics course is open to all regardless of educational background or profession. Individuals in management positions, HSE supervisors, HR personnel, warehouse supervisors, occupational health nurses, process/design engineers, business owners and anyone passionate about occupational safety and health will find this course beneficial and a profitable skill to include in one’s resume’.