Training courses

If you are already applying ergonomics and human factors in your work, or are about to, and would like some formal training, we have a list of accredited training courses for you to consider. If you would like to attend one of these courses, please contact the organisers directly.

Introduction to ergonomics and human factors

Ergonomics in Practice by Human Applications Ltd. This 3 day course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of ergonomics and provide them with a range of tools that can be used to promote safe working.

Introduction to ergonomics by HSL. This 5 day course provides non-ergonomists with an understanding of workplace ergonomics in relation to health, safety and productivity in an industrial setting.

User Centred Design: techniques to improve the user experience by System Concepts Ltd. This 2 day course will help you understand your users better, improve the user experience and so increase sales and improve customer satisfaction.

Human Factors Practitioner by InterAction of Bath Ltd. A 2 day course to gain a working understanding of human factors.

Applied Industrial Ergonomics by System Concepts. A 2 day course on improving health and safety and productivity in an industrial setting.

IOSH Management of musculoskeletal disorders by Human Applications. This 6 hour course provides companies with an understanding of the basic principles of causation and avoidance of MSDs.

Behaviour Change: Improving Health and Safety Performance by HSL. This 2 day course provides health and safety managers with an understanding as to why workers take risks.

PG Cert in Applied Ergonomics (Distance Learning) by University of Nottingham. This 1 year course will provide you with a broad overview of the discipline of ergonomics and practical guidance for applying ergonomics techniques.

Office ergonomics

DSE Assessor Training by DSE Scotland. A comprehensive 1 day course which provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to carry out effective DSE risk assessments.

DSE Workstation Assessor by enricoSmog. This 1 day course is designed to provide DSE assessors with a structured and holistic approach to DSE assessments.

Assessing Display Screen Equipment by System Concepts Ltd. This 2 day course provides a grounding in legislation, supporting standards and best practice. It also gives tips on practical ways to conduct assessments and rectify areas of concern.

Display screen equipment risk assessment by Human Applications. A 2 day course on how to complete DSE risk assessments and identify the hazards associated with the workplace.

Manual Handling

IOSH Getting to grips with manual handling by Human Applications. A 2 day course for line managers to identify, prioritise, assess and offer solutions to manual handling risks.

IOSH Skills in manual handling training by Human Applications. This 5 day course is a follow on from IOSH manual handling risk assessment course, and helps line managers to deliver appropriate risk based training within their own organisations.

Risk Assessor & Key Trainer course in handling and safe movement of people & other loads by DFH Ergonomics. This 5 day course is designed for all those who want to be able to teach others to move people safely.


Practical Workplace Ergonomics by the University of Birmingham. This 3 day course is designed for individuals with an interest in ergonomics, but specifically for those involved in occupational health, including physicians, nurses and physiotherapists.

Conducting a practical ergonomics assessment in industry by Attwood Leighs Ltd. This 2 day course is for health professionals and physiotherapists to gain an understanding of how to perform a basic ergonomic assessment in the workplace.

Human Factors & Ergonomics in Healthcare by Loughborough Design School. This 2 hour course will provide delegates with an understanding of how human factors and ergonomics can play a vital role in the delivery of high quality care.

High-hazard industries

Human Factors Foundation Training by the Energy Institute. A 5 day course which provides attendees with a comprehensive practical introduction to human factors.

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