About the company
About us

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
AmocoBritish Airports Authority
Bank of ScotlandBarrow Hepburn
Birds Eye WallsBritish Rail 
British Rail EngineeringBroadcasting Support Services
Calor GasCommercial Union
Eagle StarFord, (UK) 
GKNHealth and Safety Executive
Hinton and HiggsInstitute of Occupational Health
Kellogg'sLucas Industries
NastechNissan UK
North West WaterNorthern Rock Building Society
Redland BrickRolls Royce
Royal Bank of ScotlandSheffield Library
United BiscuitsUniversity of Aberdeen
Tayside Health AuthorityTesco
Tullis RussellWiggins Teape

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