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Ergonomics & human factors

Our human factors team offer integrated ergonomic solutions to optimise the design of systems, equipment and jobs, to improve operational safety, reliability, efficiency and effectiveness.

Having provided ergonomic solutions for more than 20 years, Atkins has extensive experience of working as part of multidisciplinary teams to deliver major projects across rail, nuclear, oil and gas, process, highways and transport, emergency and security industries.

Our ergonomic approach aims to reduce costs by optimising staffing and getting the design right first time. By ensuring the working environment’s design meets operational needs or optimises operational objectives, it will improve the usability of systems, and reduce risks of the system to the person and vice versa.

The potential for economic and safety loss is greatest when people control large systems such as centralised control rooms. Recognising this, Atkins provides a complete design service for these complex environments and has integrated control room design services within the ergonomics team.

We are able to deliver engineered detailed design rather than mere concepts, leading to a right first time product which reduces cost and delivery time.