Arcadis

We're a leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm that has assisted national and international companies solve engineering and environmental problems since 1888.

26 Jan 2022

About us

Established: 1988
Indemnity: Company
Chartered ergonomists: 4
Other ergonomists: 5
Staff: 27,000 total in organisation, 4,000 in consultancy

Arcadis is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm that has assisted national and international companies solve engineering and environmental problems since 1888. We work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. Our 27,000 people in over 70 countries generate €3.4 billion in revenues.

We provide our clients with the capability to improve systems, integrating human factors expertise with other specialist technical skills to ensure safety, reliability, and maintainability are integral to the design process and lifecycle of their systems to minimise risks from potential hazards and achieve a strong return on investment. In doing so, we deliver Independent Safety Advice for regulatory approval and guide business investment decisions.

Our Human Factors team address issues with human reliability and performance within design and risk assessment. We help our clients to improve human performance and minimise human errors, establish optimised staffing arrangements, and manage change. We specialise in integrating human factors into complex engineering projects through managing systems engineering and provide a good return on investment in terms of costs and revenues associated with production, maintenance, and safety.

Areas of work

  • Accidents; Health & Safety at Work
  • Cognitive Ergonomics, Complex Tasks
  • Computer software ergonomics
  • Computer terminals – design & layout
  • Design & layout of displays & controls
  • Design of Control Rooms
  • Human-Computer Interface Design & Assessment
  • Human Reliability
  • Industrial design applications
  • Industrial/commercial workplace design
  • Management & Ergonomics
  • Risk Assessments: Various Work Situations
  • Sociotechnical systems & ergonomics
  • Systems analysis
  • Task analysis
  • User Requirements & Guidance
  • Usability assessment
  • Vehicle & Transport Ergonomics