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Workstation Ergonomics - Revised

Learn to identify the key factors that can affect your workstation ergonomics.

Health and Safety
Free Course
Ergonomics the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. Ergonomics is not just helping improve productivity and performance at work but about preventing illnesses, reducing risks and physical strain/injury. With this course you will learn about the factors both physical and environmental in ergonomics, proper posture and seating positions, and about musculoskeletal disorders that results from bad ergonomics.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

It is important for those who spend long periods of time working with computers to know about workstation ergonomics, also known as DSE. This course demonstrates the recommended way to use computer equipment in a safe and healthy way. Given the widespread use of computers at work and beyond, this course is increasingly vital in today's world.

The course starts of with introducing you to what Ergonomics is and dose, briefly describes its benefits and then discusses the factors affecting workstations ergonomics. After which the course will delve into using visual display units correctly and effectively, and will guide you through equipment that can be used for an ergonomic workstation.

Next the course begins discussing the physical factors in workstation ergonomics followed by the environmental factors. Lastly the course speaks of musculoskeletal disorders, teaching you about how to recognize them, preventing them and presents a case study on musculoskeletal disorders.

This course would be of great interest to anyone working in an office environment to improve their posture, health or performance in work.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:


  • Define ergonomics
  • Identify the key factors that can affect workstation ergonomics
  • Recognise the key factors for effective VDU use
  • Identify the types of equipment that can create an ergonomic workstation
  • Recognise the physical factors that impact on an ergonomic workstation
  • Identify the environmental factors that affect workstation ergonomics
  • Apply ergonomic theory to realistic situations in the workplace
  • Choose appropriate solutions to ergonomic problems in a workplace
  • Recognise Muscoloskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
  • Describe methods of preventing MSDs in the workplace
  • Outline appropriate solutions to prevent MSDs in the workplace

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

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