Ergonomists employ a variety of scientific techniques and problem-solving skills to ensure that the designs of systems, equipment and facilities provide the best levels of efficiency, comfort and health and safety for anyone using them.
identifying problems by observing and interviewing individuals in particular environments
writing user manuals
offering information, advice and recommendations to clients
liaising with other professionals such as health specialists and designers.
undertaking risk assessments within the workplace
assessing the effect of work environments on employees
identifying possible improvements and designing/implementing appropriate solutions
compiling and presenting information verbally and in writing
analysing the interaction between people and machinery/equipment
assessing the design of products/systems via practical experiments
ensuring that products/systems meet user needs
collecting, analysing and interpreting data/statistics