Construction Ergonomic Hazards
Assessing Ergonomic Hazards
Implementing Ergonomics Action Plans
Administrative Controls and Work Practices
Why This Course Is Essential
Awareness is the key to prevention!
Welcome to the comprehensive course on Ergonomics and Workplace Improvement! This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to create a safe, healthy, and productive work environment through effective ergonomic practices.
By understanding ergonomic principles, conducting risk assessments, implementing engineering and administrative controls, utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE), and prioritizing improvement options, you will be equipped to optimize workplace ergonomics and enhance overall well-being.
Ergonomics, In this section, we will introduce the fundamental concepts of ergonomics and its importance in promoting worker safety and health. You will learn about the ergonomic risk factors and their impact on musculoskeletal disorders. Through real-life case studies, you will gain insights into the significance of ergonomics in various industries.
Assessing Ergonomic Hazards focuses on assessing ergonomic hazards in the workplace. You will learn how to conduct ergonomics job hazard analyses (JHA) to identify factors such as worker variables, types of work, and the work environment. Through practical exercises, you will develop the skills to recognize and evaluate ergonomic risks in different tasks and job roles.
Administrative Controls and Work Practices explores administrative controls and work practices to enhance ergonomics. You will discover strategies such as job rotation and job enlargement to provide variety and reduce repetitive motions. Adjusting work schedules, practices, and implementing recovery periods will also be covered. Through interactive discussions, you will gain insights into the importance of employee cooperation and feedback for successful implementation of administrative controls.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), This focuses on the selection and proper use of PPE for ergonomics. You will explore the benefits and limitations of various PPE items, including gloves, footwear, and knee/elbow pads. Emphasis will be placed on selecting well-fitting PPE to ensure adequate protection while maintaining manual dexterity and comfort.
Prioritizing Improvement Options, this section guides you in prioritizing improvement options for optimal impact. You will learn how to consider factors such as frequency and severity of complaints/injuries, identified contributing factors, employee suggestions, implementation difficulty, time frames, and available resources. Through interactive exercises, you will develop the skills to assess and rank improvement options based on their potential effects on productivity, efficiency, and product/service quality.
Implementing Ergonomics Action Plans. This focuses on translating the knowledge gained into action. You will learn how to develop and implement ergonomics action plans, incorporating engineering controls, administrative practices, and PPE recommendations. Strategies for fostering a culture of safety, employee involvement, and ongoing evaluation will be discussed.
By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the necessary tools and understanding to create a safer and healthier work environment through effective ergonomic practices. Join us on this journey towards optimizing ergonomics and improving the well-being and productivity of your workforce. Enrol now to embark on the path to workplace excellence!
In less than three hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate construction-related hazards, effectively manage risks, and promote a culture of safety in the construction industry. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of construction projects.
Who the course is for
This course is designed for workers, supervisors, and safety professionals in the construction industry who are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of construction site safety.
Why it works
- Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes only half a day
- Designed for anyone, in any construction sector, worldwide
- Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in the construction or demolition environment.
- High-impact programme
- Efficient and effective learning – multiple construction site topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.
The business benefits
Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of construction projects.:
- Minimise risk of an incident.
- Improve your safety culture
- Develop staff roles in critical point controls.
- Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
- Enhance your reputation within the construction industry.
By taking this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand your own responsibilities for construction safety
- Identify and report on potential hazards
- Assess workplace safety levels
- Comply with the OSHA and international standards
The average time needed to complete the course is 3 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and we recommend the course is taking every 2 years.
Who benefits From This Course
Everyone! construction safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.
The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.
People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.
By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, EMPOWER YOURSELF TODAY!