Human centred manufacturing is one of the research and innovation priorities of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA). The workplaces of the future will give much more importance to human knowledge, skills and cultural background, in particular through life-long learning and training.
Human-centred workplaces not only remain essential in the pursuit of reduced occupational and work-related diseases and injuries, and absenteeism, but they will also become increasingly critical to ensure the flexibility, agility, and competitiveness that will be imposed on future manufacturing operations.
The continuous intensification of interactions between technology and human operators raises complex safety and efficiency problems that, to a great extent remain unsuitably addressed. This is partly due to their highly context specific characteristics, which challenge many standard and well-established approaches. In this context, the cooperation between ergonomics practice and expertise, and all other relevant inputs to the design of work systems becomes increasingly critical.
Train4HCWork will develop, implement and set the basis for a European dissemination of a new online course focused on the design of human-centred workplaces that will contribute to address such challenges.
The TRAIN4WORK questionnaire aims to gather broad quantitative data to support the development of course contents and structure. It is targeted at non ergonomics specialists, in order to better understand their perspectives on ergonomics knowledge and possible training needs.
We very much appreciate your support in disseminating this through your contacts. The questionnaire is available in four different languages:
- French: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/FR_TRAIN4HCWORK
- German: https://de.surveymonkey.com/r/GER_TRAIN4HCWORK
- Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/ESP_TRAIN4HCWORK
- English: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/ENGL_TRAIN4WORK
The questionnaire will be open until March 8