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

Implementing Ergonomics in the workplace can potentially reduce accidents ill-health and injuries, improve performance and productivity. Negligence towards ergonomics can be consequential for people and organisations. 

Flexible: You study at your own pace.

  • 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

This course is free. 

Certificate option: N30,000  N15,000

The workplace ergonomics course is open to all regardless of educational background or profession. However, health and safety management representatives/staff, HR personnel, office workers, facility managers/process engineers, risk mangers and warehouse supervisors/managers will find this course highly beneficial.

Available as online (self-study) training.