Ergonomics training

Our experienced ergonomics consultants deliver the following ergonomics training courses to a range of clients.

Assessing Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

Ergo image, showing the best way to stand when working on a laptopDisplay Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments can deliver more than legal compliance. Improvements in performance, quality, comfort and satisfaction are all possible when assessments are performed by consultants who understand not only the legal requirements, but also how to make practical improvements.  Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, our one-day training course provides a grounding in the relevant legislation, supporting standards and best practice. It also gives tips on practical ways to conduct assessments and rectify areas of concern.

Who should attend?

Staff with responsibilities for carrying out DSE assessments, providing office furniture and accessories, maintaining the physical office environment or implementing HR policies.

Course aims:

  •  Define what a workstation is
  • Appreciate the main legal requirements
  • Understand the risks associated with poor workstation setup
  • Conduct, record and review DSE assessments in your workplace.
  • Identify the causes of DSE problems
  • Suggest appropriate modifications to DSE workstations
  • Consider other device use

Course content:

  • Introduction to ergonomics
  • An introduction to The Health and Safety [DSE] Regulations 1992
  • Visual problems – causes and solutions
  • Musculoskeletal problems – causes and solutions
  • Environmental problems – causes and solutions
  • An introduction to workstation assessments
  • Practical workstation assessment procedures

Industrial ergonomics

Two ladies working on a production lineOur two-day course in industrial ergonomics provides the skills and tools to make simple and effective improvements in industrial environments. We train delegates in validated assessment methods and tools to assess repetitive tasks, manual handling, pushing/pulling and awkward postures. Our training emphasises hands-on problem-solving methodologies to recognise, evaluate, and control ergonomics risk, and is based on authoritative HSE guidance and our extensive experience of applying ergonomics principles in industry.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone interested in improving health and safety and productivity will benefit from attending this course.
  • No prior ergonomics knowledge is needed.
  • Past attendees have included production engineers, occupational health/safety professionals and team managers and supervisors.
  • The course is suitable for a range of different workplace environments including manufacturing, laboratory and warehouse.

Course aims

  • Describe what ergonomics is and why it is important
  • Understand common MSDS
  • Identify ergonomic risk factors
  • Conduct and record ergonomics assessments in your workplace
  • Prioritize jobs/tasks for improvement
  • Suggest appropriate modifications to control risks.

Course content

  • Introduction to Ergonomics
  • Identifying ergonomics risk factors
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Quantifying and prioritising risk
  • Manual Handling
  • Controlling risks.
  • Delegates will spend the afternoon of the second day on the shop-floor putting into practice that they have learnt, with support from the trainer

Modular ergonomics training

Create your own tailormade ergonomics training course by choosing your preferred topics from the pick ‘n’ mix menu below.

Modular ergonomics training

Create your own tailormade ergonomics training course by choosing your preferred topics from the pick ‘n’ mix menu below.

TopicDuration (hrs)Content
1. Introduction to ergonomics1
  • What is ergonomics?
  • Why ergonomics?
2. Musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic risk factors2
  • Basic anatomy
  • Types of WMSDs
  • How do MSDS occur? (posture, force and frequency & physical stressors)
3. Assessing ergonomics risks – upper limbs2
  • Assess repetitive tasks involving the upper limbs (using ART)
4. Assessing ergonomic risks – back2
  • Assessing manual handling tasks (using MAC)
  • Assess pushing/pulling tasks (using RAPP)
5. Controlling ergonomics risks1
  • Ergonomic design principles
  • Anthropometry
6. Safe manual handling2Techniques for:

  • Lifting & carrying
  • Pushing & pulling
7. Driving for work and vehicle ergonomics1
  • Driving position and posture
  • Car selection
8. DSE workstation set-up2
  • Workstation set up and posture
9. DSE workstation exercises and stretches1
  • Desk exercises & encouraging activity
10. Mobile working1
  • Use of laptops, smart phones and tablets on the go


Do you have a sales team who work in the office, drive to client sites, and use a laptop on the go? Select the DSE workstation set-up, Driving for work and Mobile working modules, to provide your staff with practical information and guidance to improve their comfort and wellbeing at work.

Person sitting at a table showing the distance of their reachAre musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) common in your workforce? Why not educate your staff and implement an ergonomics management programme. Combine the Introduction to ergonomics, Musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic risk factors, Assessing ergonomics risks – upper limbs, Assessing ergonomic risks – back and Controlling ergonomics risks modules to recognise, evaluate and control MSD risks.