27-28 September 2019 - Introduction to Applied Ergonomics


Course Aims / Summary

To enable physiotherapists to conduct a competent ergonomics risk assessment in the workplace, predominantly concentrating on physical factors.  A number of ergonomics risk assessment tools will be taught.  The delegate will be able to undertake an ergonomics assessment of an individual, or a small group, in a setting where the issues are mainly physical.  The delegate will be able to prepare a suitable report of such assessments, with recommendations to manage identified risk.

Course Objectives

On completion of this tow day course, delegates will be able to:

  • Review ergonomics principles
  • Adopt a systems approach to ergonomc theory and practice
  • Understand the physical risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in a variety of work settings and make recommendations to manage these
  • Identify risks using ergonomics assessment tools (RULA, ART & QEC)
  • Review psychosocial factors associated with occupational ill health, including MSDs
  • Undertake job analysis for variety of work tasks
  • Look at the design and development of systems to reduce risk
  • Write a clear and logical report appropriate for the type of ergonomic assessment

Please note, the course DOES NOT cover DSE workstation assessment

Pre Course

Delegates should have a sound grasp of anatomy, work physiology, biomechanics and posture.

Information for a small amount of pre-course work will be sent to delegates when the course is confirmed giving adequate time for the work to be completed and brought to the course.


The following presenter will take this course - Glyn Smyth

Glyn qualified as a Chartered Phyisotherapist in 1987 and is a Chartered Ergonomist having gained a masters degree in ergonomics in 1994.

As a director of Work Fit in Leeds, Glyn delivers a range of work-focused physiotherapy and ergonomics services to large and small organisations across the public and private sectors.

Glyn is a very experienced trainer, lecturer and presenter. He has delivered courses, seminars, workshops and papers ona variety of subjects in occupational health and ergonomics,

COST: Members £320, Non-Members £380.  Including lunch

VENUE AND LOCATION: Holiday Inn Express, Leeds City Centre Armouries, Leeds Dock LS10 1LE

DATES AND TIMES: Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September 2019 - 09.30am to 5.00pm

CONFIRMATION DATE: Friday 30th August 2019

For further information on course content only please contact  glyn@work-fit.co.uk   07734 009662