Ergability was founded by Director and Principal Consultant, Clyde Crawford. Clyde has over 20 years experience in delivering a diverse range of human factors and ergonomics solutions to a broad range of clients. Clyde is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist (C.ErgHF) with post graduate qualifications in training, occupational health & safety, injury / illness management, occupational rehabilitation, health surveillance and functional capacity evaluation. Furthermore he has additional qualifications in project planning and has extensive experience in assessing, developing and implementing services for several multinational organisations. He was also part of the ergonomics team that achieved a highly commendable award for the Qantas Next Generation Check-In at the 2011 International Ergonomics Design awards.

Our focus is to deliver expert  solutions that add real value and are based on strong evidence based principles. We also understand the need for a commercial focus and ensure we fully identify each clients needs and constraints. Furthermore we always endeavour to develop a partnership approach with our clients and firmly believe that our support should contribute to their success. In line with each clients requirement, we utilise a broad range of health, safety and design professionals such as graphic designers, engineers, industrial designers, occupational health physicians, occupational therapists, occupational hygienists, physiotherapists, nurses and counsellors.

Examples of the services we have delivered include:

  • Development and implementation of a full range of occupational rehabilitation and Display Screen Equipment (DSE) risk management services for small to medium enterprises and large multinational organisations
  • Human factor and ergonomics evaluation of multiple production, warehouse and logistics environments
  • Job demands analysis for one of the largest and most modern distribution centres in Europe
  • A comprehensive fatigue management assessment of train control room staff
  • Ergonomics assessment, including biomechanical modelling and user testing, of a hand operated power tool for the  mining industry
  • A comprehensive human factors analysis, including anthropometric research and usability trials, for an assisted hearing device
  • Human factors and ergonomics support to facilitate enhanced mail delivery for a postal organisation
  • Safety culture analysis of a large multinational organisation

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"Ergability delivers a high quality and very credible service. They provide clear and proactive recommendations that are extremely valued by staff, operational managers, human resources and the safety team. Furthermore their human factors and ergonomics expertise is a real bonus which has helped in improving safety risk through the assessment and redesign of a work area. Having had experience with a number of providers in lead HR roles over the last 20 years, Ergability comes second to none. Their client focused professionalism and ‘can do’ attitude stands out above the rest." Human Resources Manager, Manufacturing Organisation

“I worked with Clyde in 2014-2015. Clyde worked with me to understand the requirements of our business and deliver a tailored approach. I found Clyde to be extremely supportive when designing new processes, providing support to our business and providing detailed management information to support our needs. I find his approach to be proactive, responsive to challenge and adaptable to change.” Health and Wellbeing Manager, Telecommunications Sector

"Ergability are experts in the field of workplace ergonomics and occupational rehabilitation. Their work is of the highest quality and extends from providing specialist ergonomic workstation assessments to developing proactive and return to work focused rehabilitation services . Their additional skills in functional capacity evaluation have also enhanced our fitness for work offering. They deliver a professional approach at all times and their knowledge is very respected by our team of occupational physicians and nurses." Managing Director, Occupational Health Provider                                                                   

"Clyde managed our ergonomics, occupational health and rehabilitation provision for over 4,000 employees in the UK. He helped us to optimally manage our business risks and provided commercially focused support that promoted safe, durable and timely outcomes. He provides a proactive, holistic and practical approach that is valued by staff, human resources and management." Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager, Financial Sector