Most people have heard of ergonomics and think it is something to do with seating or with the design of car controls and instruments. It is...but it is much more! Ergonomics is the application of scientific information concerning humans to the design of objects, systems and environment for human use. Ergonomics comes into everything which involves people. Work systems, sports and leisure, health and safety should all embody ergonomics principles if well designed. Ergonomics incorporates elements from many subjects including anatomy, physiology, psychology and design. Ergonomists apply their diverse knowledge to ensure that products and environments are comfortable, safe and efficient for people to use.
On 20th October 2009, the Ergonomics Society formally became the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.
The Keil Centre employs three Registered Ergonomists. This category of membership is open to anyone with sufficient education and experience in ergonomics, as specified by the Institute.
The Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors maintains a Consultancy Register, which is intended as an authoritative list of individuals and organisations who are capable of providing ergonomics advice to clients, on a consultancy basis, to the high technical and commercial standards required by the Institute.
The Keil Centre is an Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors Registered Consultancy.