Dr Richard Graveling
Dr Richard Graveling is Principal Ergonomics Consultant with the UK Institute of Occupational Medicine and a Visiting Ergonomics Consultant with IOM Singapore. He has over 35 years of experience in ergonomics and human factors covering a wide range of issues including musculoskeletal disorders (backs, upper limb, lower limb); psychosocial risks and stress, heat stress and strain, workplace design, and the ergonomics of PPE. This work has taken him into many industries including coal mining, offshore oil, foods and beverages (including whisky production), power generation (coal, nuclear), finance and commerce. He also has extensive experience working for the emergency services (fire, police, ambulance, mines rescue, sea rescue).
As part of his work he provides consultancy services, advising directly on the reduction of workplace risks; and research services, helping to develop and improve our understanding of workplace hazards.
He has worked with government agencies at both UK and EU-level, contributing to the development of policies and guidance on workplace issues such as manual handling, psychosocial risks and stress, and heat stress/strain.
In 2013-2014 he was President of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF) of which he is a Fellow and Chartered Ergonomics and Human Factors Expert. In his time as a senior executive of the IEHF he helped to steer it towards a Royal Charter which it was awarded in 2014.
He is a member of a number of British (BSI), European (CEN) and International (ISO) Standards committees and working groups, actively involved in the development of ergonomics standards including ISO 26800 on ergonomics principles.