This one-day theoretical course explains how ergonomics is a science concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. It puts people first, taking account of their capabilities and limitations. Ergonomics aims to make sure that tasks, equipment, information and the environment suit each worker. This Module provides trainees with basic information on ergonomics. Topics discussed include information on some of the acute and chronic health problems which can result from poor ergonomic conditions at work, some basic ergonomic principles of work involving sitting, standing, and heavy manual work, ergonomic principles of tool design and job design, and the role of the health and safety representative.