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Mr Zaheer Osman

Professional Description:

Senior Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist



26 Abbots Road South
Area of work:

Leicestershire, Nationwide and International


Zaheer is a chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) and a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Zaheer Osman is the Principal Human Factors and Ergonomics Consultant & Director at Adept Ergonomics, based in Leicester with nationwide coverage.

He has experience in all aspects of the consultancy and conducting technical ergonomics work.

Zaheer can assess ergonomics and human factors elements involved in injury / conditions specialising in musculoskeletal disorders:
• Work tasks and how they are conducted
• Postures adopted
• Equipment suitability for the task (fit for purpose)
• Task design
• Fatigue
• Human error
• Adequate processes and procedures
• Training suitability

Zaheer can provide expert witness for cases involving:
• Personal injury
• Back injury
• Slips, trips, falls
• Prolapsed disc
• Sciatica
• Repetitive strain
• Awkward posture
• Upper limb disorder
• Musculoskeletal disorders
• Fatigue
• Wrist issues
• Lower limb and leg issues
• Product safety

Usually the task, equipment and site would be visited to ascertain the factors that may be involved. The user / person is also assessed to determine what effect the task or equipment has had on them.

Zaheer can act as an expert for the claimant or defendant or as a joint expert.

His ergonomics projects have included; ergonomics application to complex problems, human factors projects, manual handling training and assessments, DSE assessor training and assessments, access to work assessments, return to work assessments, industrial plant ergonomics training and assessments, product appraisals and laboratory ergonomics assessments.

He is registered to deliver IOSH working and managing safely courses. Zaheer uses a variety of investigative techniques, such as interviews, focus groups, objective measurements, accident investigation, ergonomics tools and techniques, workload analysis. Technical presentations and report writing were integral to the projects completed. Projects have been completed on an international basis, compliance with relevant standards and legislation was supported and achieved. All projects were completed successfully and on time with a 100% satisfaction rate.

Zaheer has also undertaken railway projects including, postural analysis, cab design and driver safety for Arriva Trains and South Eastern Trains.


C.ErgHF FIEHF, Fellow and chartered Status awarded by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, December 2014 - CMIOSH awarded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in July 2012 - Eur.Erg, Registered European Ergonomist, January 2006 - MIEHF , Registered membership of the institute of ergonomics and human factors awarded, November 2005 - Loughborough University, Leicestershire. BSc (HONS) Ergonomics (2.1), 4 year undergraduate programme, September 1998 – July 2002 - Diploma in Professional Studies (D.P.S), This diploma was achieved by working in industry for a year at a state of the art research association, August 2000 – August 2001.



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