If you have broad knowledge, experience and skills in ergonomics and human factors, you could become a Registered Member and get all the benefits of membership. You are also eligible to apply for Chartered status. You could be an academic, consultant or human factors practitioner. Check the eligibility criteria below.
Questions you might have
- Anatomy & Physiology, which includes:
- physical capabilities
- postural and biomechanical loading
- physiological fatigue
- vestibular loading
- musculoskeletal disorders
- sensory and motor disabilities
- The Work Environment, which includes:
- sound and noise
- thermal environments
- visibility and lighting
- acceleration and g-forces
- hyperbaric & hypobaric environments
- circadian rhythms
- physiological fatigue
- physiological stress
- other senses
- People & Systems, which includes:
- human machine systems
- knowledge elicitation
- system design standards
- systems theory
- soft systems
- systems evaluation and validation
- Psychology, which includes:
- behaviour and attitudes
- mental fatigue
- decision making
- human reliability
- human error
- risk perception
- learning and skills acquisition
- mental workload
- mental modelling
- situation awareness
- cognitive skills
- psychological stress
- global cultural variances
- safety cultures
- team work and groups
- group behaviour
- organisational behaviour
- organisational change
- Methods & tools, which includes:
- experimental design
- measurement techniques
Yes, we have examples that give you guidance in the level of detail required to satisfy the assessors that your knowledge and competence levels meet the criteria required for successful Registered Member accreditation. Mentor’s comments are included to provide guidance to mentors on the amount of detail required in the mentor’s report. Assessor’s comments are provided to show feedback against the log books reports.
Yes, you can include work undertaken during a period of work experience as part of your degree. It counts at a rate of 50% (i.e. one year’s industrial placement counts as 6 months’ qualifying experience) but to be eligible it must be suitably supervised, with mentor’s comments. If you have relevant work experience from before your degree, you can count that towards your total experience time at a rate of 75%
Yes you can, your log book can reflect work you have already done.
The protection of client and/or national confidentiality is of paramount importance to us. You should make sanitised copies of the reports: take out company, product and location names, etc. and see if your employer or the client will then allow you to release them.
If this is not possible then there other things we can do, taking into account any preferences that the client and/or your employer may have. Contact us if this is an issue so that we can work together to find a solution.
Depending on the number of years you have been practising ergonomics and human factors, you may be eligible to apply for Registered Membership without needing a period of mentored supervision.
You need to be able to demonstrate that you have accrued 6 years or equivalent full time work experience. As part of your application, you will need to include a logbook covering a minimum total of 600 days’ full time work and 6 supporting reports.
That depends on several things such as the quality and completeness of your application, and the speed with which we receive your referees reports. The assessors are all volunteers so must find time to assess your application, though they will endeavour to do this as quickly as possible. If all goes well, we hope to have your application processed within 6 weeks.
Congratulate yourself! If your application is accepted, we will let you know straight away and you will be sent confirmation of the decision. You will also get a certificate and will be able to use the post-nominal MIEHF, as recognition of your professional status. Your name will also be published in the next edition of ‘The Ergonomist’.
You will be given guidance as to the areas in which it was felt that your application was lacking, so that you get a chance to improve your application. We will help you all we can with this.
£190 for a year. There is also a one-off application and assessment fee of £60.
Provided you maintain up to date acceptable CPD submissions each year and pay your membership subscriptions when they become due, then you will keep your status. If you let your CPD submissions lapse, then you may lose it.
If you have been a member with us for at least 10 years’ you can apply for Retired Member status. You will need to declare that you receive no financial income from practising ergonomics.
As a Retired Member, you will be able to:
- pay a reduced subscription rate
- continue with your grade of membership and benefits as before retirement
- remain on the Register of Registered Members and Fellows (if applicable), and be identified as retired
The subscription rate for 2015 for a Retired Member is £35.
To apply, simply contact the Institute on 07736 893348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.