InterAction of Bath has designed and developed a range of software products which help provide detailed and accurate analysis. We use these tools as part of our day-to-day business and we've also made them commercially available.
Our Manual Handling risk assessment tools have been designed to allow the user to conduct assessments quickly and effectively with reference to either the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) regulations or special risk assessment tools such as RULA and REBA. Our software applications such as IDEAS and InterPosture can be used by employees to self-assess their workstations.
Our tools include:
InterWORK, for Hierarchical Task Analysis
SafeLift, for manual handling risk analysis (against the HSE regulations)
InterNIOSH. for manual handling risk analysis (against the NIOSH regulations)
InterPosture, for posture risk analysis
FireStore, for manual handling risk analysis (against the HSE regulations)
IDEAS, for DSE workstation self-assessment
We have also helped many clients with their own software projects. We offer user requirement gathering, functionality specification, rapid prototype development and testing, heuristic assessments and more.
Of course, building in the ergonomics from the start of the development process helps to optimise the usability of the final product, be it an application or a website.