ALISON offers ergonomics course to improve productivity and health of people in workstation

As we spend increasing amounts of time seated in a chair in front of our computer workstation, we need to be aware of how the design and arrangement of our office equipment can impact our comfort, health and productivity.

Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with improving the productivity, health, safety and comfort of people in their working environment. Under various national and EU items of legislation, employers have a legal responsibility to ensure appropriate health and safety (H&S) training is provided in order to prevent accidents, injury and ill health. Failure to observe ergonomic principles may have serious repercussions for both the individual and the organization as a whole. For the organization, this could include lost time; for the individual it could mean aches and pains in the wrists, shoulders and back as a result of poor workstation design and use. Posture is important!

ALISON courses allow tutors to manage groups of learners at no cost through the ALISON Manager application – a feature sure to be of particular interest to many small- and medium-sized enterprises. ALISON Manager allows organizations to monitor the participation and the progress of course participants - a valuable tool in assisting organizations to meet their health and safety legislative obligations.

All courses on ALISON are fully-accessible for free online, and the use of high-quality interactive multimedia makes this a dynamic and intuitive learning experience. After completing the lessons learners can take an assessment to test their knowledge. Completing all of the topics and answering the assessment questions with an 80% or above grade average automatically qualifies a learner for ALISON Certification.


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