COPE apply an ergonomics approach to the design of manufacturing and production facilities. A user-centric approach is applied to ensure the needs and concerns of your employees are considered.
By applying an ergonomics approach, we can:
- Improve the productivity of your manufacturing and production staff.
- Reduce sickness absence and presenteeism.
- Improve the wellbeing of your staff.
An ergonomics approach is key to reducing the risk of issues such as upper limb disorders (UPLD), manual handling injuries, loss or productivity, absenteeism and presenteesim.
Our approach to the design or redesign of a manufacturing or production facility covers a large variety of industries, from electronics to logistics, from food manufacturing to automotive.
What are the benefits of Manufacturing & Production Ergonomics to your business?
An ergonomics approach:
- Improves staff buy-in. Your staff are the experts in their job. Their opinion really matters.
- Leads to improved productivity and wellbeing.
- Increases real and perceived value of your design.
- Ensures the social (human) and technical (organisation) aspects are considered in parallel.
- Identifies major design issues early on, which can help to avoid costly mistakes.
- Ensures compliance with ergonomics standards and health and safety.
COPE utilises established ergonomics techniques which will highlight ergonomics issues/risks that occur within the manufacturing or production process.
- A qualified, experienced consultant (ergonomist) will visit your site to get a detailed understanding of your business objectives and requirements.
- The ergonomist will conduct an ergonomics assessment/audit using a variety of data collection methods.
- Using the data collected during the site visit the ergonomist will produce a clear and easy to understand report.
- Legislation, ergonomics best practice and standards will be used to ensure your engineers create a healthy and productive working environment.
Many clients find the information gathered during an ergonomics assessment/audit useful for onsite ergonomics training. The data collected can be used to ensure a bespoke training course designed around your organisations needs and concerns.