Course Aims / Summary
To enable physiotherapists to develop the ability 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.
On completion of both modules course, delegates will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the systems approach to ergonomics
- Demonstrate an understanding of participative ergonomics
- Understand the evidence linking work factors and WRMSDs
- Demonstrate an understanding of anthropometrics in design and be competent in utilising anthropometrics within assessments
- Undertake a job analysis
- Feel competent to identify physical ergonomic risk factors in a work setting
- Utilise ergonomic risk assessment tools
- Feel competent in making recommendations to reduce identified ergonomic risk
- Plan an ergonomic assessment of an individual, or small group of people where the risk factors are mainly physical
- Prepare a clear and logical report for assessments
*Please note, this course DOES NOT cover DSE workstation assessment
Kathy Roberts is a Registered Member of ACPOHE with 25 years’ experience in the field of Occupational Health and Ergonomics and will bring this course to life with case-studies and personal experience. An expert educator and passionate about supporting physiotherapists to develop their skills and scope of practice in this area.