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 or need more information, please contact the providers directly.

Introduction to ergonomics and human factors

Human Factors Engineering by the University of Michigan. This two-week human factors course concerns the design of systems, products and services to make them easier, safer and more effective for human use.
PG Cert in Ergonomics (Human Factors) by Loughborough Design School. A course aimed at individuals who want a broad ergonomics/human factors education.
Human factors in the workplace by ABB Consulting. A flexible 3 day training course providing a sound grounding in the fundamentals of human factors and their application in both operations and design.
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.
Further Human Factors by InterAction of Bath Ltd. A 2 day course to gain a working understanding of human factors.
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.
Advanced DSE Assessor - Professional Practitioner by enricoSmog. This 2 day course is for professionals required to carry out in-depth assessments who have already completed a standard DSE assessor course and/or for professionals seeking reassurance that they are working at a professional level.
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.
Display screen equipment workstation assessor training by Ergability. This course is designed to enable the attendees to better manage DSE related risks and competently perform initial level DSE assessment.

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.
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.


PG Cert Advancing Human Factors in Health and Social Care by Teesside University. A course that will provide you with a broad overview of the discipline of Human Factors and experience of its practical application in your workplace.
PG Cert in Ergonomics in Health and Community Care by Loughborough Design School. A course aimed at patient handling advisors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals who want a broad ergonomics education.
PG Cert in Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety by Loughborough Design School. A course aimed at those who want a broad human factors education with a focus on aspects concerned with promoting patient safety in all healthcare sectors.

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.
Human Factors in Health & Safety by IChemE in partnership with the Keil Centre Ltd. A multi-day professional development programme in Human Factors for the process industries.

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