The one common factor in all places of work is this: It involves human. Everyone who goes to work deserves to go home safe and sound to their family. Ensuring the workplace is safe is of paramount importance to all organisations. Hazards are aplenty at the workplace and all stakeholders are now required to play a more proactive role in eliminating and reducing hazards and risks at work.
Human Factors (Ergonomics) is the science of understanding human capabilities, limitations, behaviour and emotions and applying this knowledge to design and evaluate systems, workplaces and environment to ensure that they are safe to work in and employees are able to be productive and happy at work.
This programme is a unique Workplace, Safety and Health (WHS) programme in that it shifts the focus back to the HUMAN in tackling workplace health and safety issues. Firstly it equips students with firm understanding of human capabilities and limitations – physical, cognitive and psychological. This knowledge is then applied to solving health and safety issues at work – whether it is in designing better fitting and more comfortable equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE), redesigning a workstation to make sure workers do not suffer unnecessary pain and aches, or in developing a more effective safety management system to inculcate a safer culture in the organisation.
Hence, this programme not only aims to equip you with knowledge in how to plan, implement, control and peform WHS audit but also to evaluate and design safer equipment, workplace and systems to improve safety, health, performance and satisfaction using human factors principles and methodology.
This programme is recognised by Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for Workplace, Health and Safety Officer (WSHO) Registration and is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), UK.