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Human Factors

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Managing human failures is essential to prevent major accidents, occupational accidents and ill health, all of which can cost organisations money and reputation.

Individuals have a wide range of abilities and limitations. A Human Factors (or Ergonomics) approach focuses on how to make the best use of these capabilities: by designing jobs and equipment which are fit for people. This not only improves their health and safety but often ensures a better managed, more effective organisation.

Successful businesses achieve high productivity and quality while ensuring good health and safety. Good technology combined with the best work systems can help to achieve these goals. The best work systems are based on having a skilled workforce, with well-designed jobs that are appropriate to individuals' abilities.

The influence of biological, psychological and organisational factors on an individual at work can affect their health and safety, but it also affects their efficiency and productivity.

We can help you. Our Ergonomics and Human Factors Specialists have a breadth of experience in providing independent, bespoke, specialist support to organisations. Working in multidisciplinary teams, our experts review and optimise the relationships between people and their physical and social context of work.

This breadth of expertise underpins our strength in building multidisciplinary teams to create practical, useful solutions. These solutions can take the form of targeted research, expert advice and consultancy, testing and modelling, or specialised training.

To talk to an expert or arrange a consultation, email us at:

We are a Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) Registered Consultancy. Our specialist training is CIEHF-accredited and our courses can be tailored to your specific needs. This includes visiting your workplace to gain an understanding of your needs that enables us to tailor the training content and maximise its benefit to you.

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