Human Factors & Work Design is an ergonomics consultancy run by the Principal Consultant, Rod Graves (previously part time Honorary Professor in Ergonomics, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh).
Since 1992, the company has provided practical ergonomics support in a number of key areas to optimise work system performance, health and safety for clients.
Services include consultancy, research, training and litigation.
- Consultancy support is from within Human Factors & Work Design or with associate(s) managed from within Human Factors & Work Design.
- The research capability can be provided either independently or in conjunction with academic partners (for example Heriot-Watt University).
- Training, covering topics such as manual handling, Upper Limb Disorders, risk management and basic ergonomics design is provided on-site, or at an agreed location.
- Litigation support is provided for a number of legal firms throughout the United Kingdom, and there is familiarity with the Scottish and English legal systems and the respective High Courts.
The client base is broad and covers sectors such as banking, manufacturing, transport, the NHS and heavy industry.
Clients have included:
|ABB Robotics ||Ajax Health and Safety|
|Allied-Lyons (Allied Breweries)||Abertay Paper Sacks|
|Amoco||British Airports Authority|
|Bank of Scotland||Barrow Hepburn|
|Birds Eye Walls||British Rail |
|British Rail Engineering||Broadcasting Support Services|
|Calor Gas||Commercial Union|
|Eagle Star||Ford, (UK) |
|GKN||Health and Safety Executive|
|Hinton and Higgs||Institute of Occupational Health|
|North West Water||Northern Rock Building Society|
|Redland Brick||Rolls Royce|
|Royal Bank of Scotland||Sheffield Library|
|United Biscuits||University of Aberdeen|
|Tayside Health Authority||Tesco|
|Tullis Russell||Wiggins Teape|
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