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CaSE welcomes the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors as a new member

15 Aug 2016

CaSE is pleased to announce that the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) has joined as a new CaSE member.

Ergonomics and Human Factors (E/HF): the terms can be used interchangeably. Many may equate ‘ergonomics’ to the design or layout of physical kit, such as the interior of an aircraft flight deck or railway train cab, and ‘human factors’ to the processes that take place when humans interact with complex systems or with other human beings. ‘Designing for People’ underpins a science-based approach championed by the CIEHF in a belief that life, work and society benefit from a better understanding of physical and mental human limitations and capabilities, and from equipment and processes designed from that perspective. People are capable of great performance within complex systems. Designed-in from the beginning, this understanding leads to better, safer, more efficient, more enjoyable life.

Today, ergonomists and human factors specialists improve the quality of life and work in defence, transport, health, energy, manufacturing and virtually every aspect of everyday life, and have been doing so since 1949. The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors was the first established and remains the only body able to award a professional qualification in the discipline that is underwritten by Royal Charter.

Stephen Barraclough, Chief Executive of CIEHF:

“We are excited at the prospect of contributing to, and being identified with, the work of CaSE, and being further recognised as a key contributor to the quality of modern life and work. Our discipline makes a contribution to better designed practices and products in conjunction with other science-based disciplines, so I believe that our association with CaSE reflects our working commitment to a modular contribution to make society safer and better.”

Dr Sarah Main, CaSE Executive Director said:

“I am delighted to welcome the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) to CaSE. CaSE believes that a thriving scientific environment means healthier, happier lives. Research in ergonomics and human factors directly contributes to societal wellbeing. We look forward to working with the CIEHF and ensuring the discipline is reflected in our work. CIEHF’s membership will add to the wide range of science, engineering and research we represent and make our voice in Government all the stronger.”

CaSE are keen to ensure the needs of the whole science and engineering community are being heard at the highest levels of government. If you are interested in finding out more about organisational membership of CaSE please contact Sharleni Inbanathan.