I will take this opportunity to say that the subject was made easy to understand by the very able tutor .I found it a very full day covering a great deal of information.It was made understandable and memorable with true life illustrations.I would therefore like to pass on thanks and appreciation to Mr Jeff Doidge.
Doreen - course attendee
Ergonomics in the Work Place
Ergonomics in the workplace is the 'fit' between people and their work, putting people first - taking into account their capabilities and limitations. It aimes to ensure tasks, equipment, information and the environment suit each worker.
Many aspects have to be considered for each worker including:
- the job being done and the demands of the worker
- the equipment used
- the information used
- the physical environment
- the social environment
Ergonomics considers all physical aspects of the person:
- fitness and posture
- body size and shape
- vision, hearing and touch of the worker
- stresses on muscles, joints and nerves.