Ergonomics Design Award 2014

Once again, CCD is sponsoring the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Ergonomics Design Award. It always attracts a high level of entrants from across the globe, and there are now less than two months left for companies to submit an entry to this prestigious competition.

The Award is open to anyone who has worked on a project, product or design that can show ergonomics excellence. Submissions need to demonstrate some or all of the following elements: creativity, innovation, usability and a high level of client/customer satisfaction. This year for the first time, the winning entry will be able to display the Institute’s Award logo on their marketing material for the winning project as well as receiving a cash prize at the EDA ceremony at the Institute annual conference in Southampton next April.

Last year, the award was won by a team from the Loughborough Design School at Loughborough University which used ergonomics thinking to develop the UK’s first nation-wide unified livery for police vehicles and motorcycles. Previous winners have included 3M™ Speedglas™ 9000 Series and 9100 Series Welding Shields, Bombardier Transportation for ‘S’ rolling stock for the London tube network and the V.A.C. (Vacuum Assisted Closure) Via™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System from Kinetic Concepts Inc.

John Wood, our Executive Chairman is the lead judge and he says, “The Institute’s Award aims to encourage the use of ergonomics in all areas of design by recognising and rewarding designs which demonstrate excellent ergonomics. Ergonomic thinking is making a substantial difference to the modern world with products and services which are better matched to peoples’ needs. Putting people at the heart of design will make it a better, safer and even more enjoyable world for us all. Companies that understand and apply this are finding greater commercial success and higher profits.”

For more information about the award, an information leaflet and downloadable entry form, visit

Finalists will be notified in January and entrants with questions, should ring the IEHF office on 01509 234904 or email Amanda Bellamy on



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