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We offer MTM training in self-study e-learning (MTM-1 Base and MTM-UAS), instructor lead classroom/onsite and webinar formats.
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1. Every aspiring MTM practitioner starts their MTM journey by completing the MTM-1 Base course.

The MTM-1 Base training imparts knowledge of and skills in the application of MTM-1. It also lays the foundation for future MTM systems training while explaining the use of all of the individual MTM process building block systems.

2. The MTM-1 Base certification is the prerequisite needed to continue training with any of the MTM process building block systems such as: MTM-1, MTM-HWD, MTM-SD, MTM-2, MTM-UAS, MTM-LOG or MTM-MEK.

3. Based on the knowledge acquired in the MTM process building block systems, the subsequent training for MTM-Practitioner concentrates on product and process design in operational practice. It is therefore necessary that prior to enrolling in MTM-Practitioner training, the participant needs to gain at least 6 months practical experience. On successful completion of all required training the applicant will receive the “Blue Card”, the internationally acknowledged qualification certificate for MTM-Practitioners. The “Blue Card” is valid for three years and can be renewed by the successful completion of the MTM-Practitioner Refresher training with focus on one process building block system being applied by the participant.

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Below are all the MTM training courses we offer. Each course has a duration of 5 days or 40 hours (unless otherwise specified) and is done in accordance with Qualification Procedures as set out by the MTM ASSOCIATION e. V. in the APO document.

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Expand each section for a detailed description of the course content.

Admission requirements: There are no admission requirements.

SUBJECT
The MTM-1 Base training imparts knowledge of and skills in the application of MTM-1 and explains the importance of the use of the individual MTM process building block systems.

CONTENTS
Historical development of MTM.
The importance of the Framework of MTM Process Building Block Systems.
MTM Basic Motions (limitation as to content and influencing factors), their practical application, and their importance for higher aggregated MTM process building block systems.
Rules for the consistent and correct use of the process building block system MTM-1.
Initial practical exercises to reduce the number of application errors or to consolidate the correct application of the process building block system MTM-1.
MTM degrees (“Blue Card” and “Green Card”) and their national and international significance.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The development and the structure of MTM-1.
The areas of application of MTM-1 and the prerequisites for its use.
The classification of MTM-1 in the Framework of the MTM Process Building Block Systems in which areas it is applied.
In which respect it is similar to and in which it differs from other MTM process building block systems.
The MTM Basic Motions and their fundamental significance for higher aggregated MTM process building block systems.
The essential degrees in MTM training (“Blue Card” and “Green Card”) and their national and international significance.
Other MTM methods, such as ProKon and EAWS, as well as MTM tools, for example TiCon, and their importance and application in PEP.

The participant is able to:
Read MTM-1 analyses and has gained initial experience in writing MTM-1 analyses, as well as in the application of the MTM-1 rules.
Use MTM-1 and gains initial experience in:
*  Planning and designing work methods, work processes, and workplaces.
*  Shaping work contents (i.e. describe and assess them).
*  Improving existing work systems.
Explain the MTM Basic Motions and their fundamental significance for higher aggregated.
MTM process building block systems.
Select the MTM process building block system most appropriate in his professional environment.
Assess from which further training measures he will benefit most in his profession.

PROCEDURE
MTM-1 Base on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 20. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The mandatory training materials consist of the MTM-1 manual, the MTM-1 data card (MTM Standard Times data card), daily repetition exercises, and various forms, all published by MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual-related presentation, the MTM training box, the software TiCon, and films, which are provided together with the related work system descriptions, in accordance with the syllabus.

DURATION OF TRAINING
MTM-1 Base training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION
The training in MTM-1 Base ends with an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the MTM-1 Base exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the MTM-1 training (MTM Basic System) the applicant has to have passed the MTM-1 Base exam.

SUBJECT
The MTM-1 training imparts knowledge of and skills in the application of MTM-1 and explains the importance of the use of the individual MTM process building block systems.

CONTENTS
Consolidation of the rules for the consistent and correct use of the process building block system MTM-1.
Practical exercises to reduce the number of application errors or to consolidate the correct application of the process building block system MTM-1.
The creation of an analysis and synthesis of work processes with the MTM-1 process building blocks.
MTM degrees (“Blue Card” and “Green Card”) and their national and international significance.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
How to proceed in and which documents to use for the creation of planning and production analyses with the process building block system MTM-1.
The essential degrees in MTM training (“Blue Card” and “Green Card”) and their national and international significance.
Other MTM methods, such as ProKon and EAWS, as well as MTM tools, for example TiCon, and their importance and application in PEP.

The participant is able to:
Create MTM-1 analyses independently and masters the MTM-1 rules.
Use MTM-1 correctly in practice, in particular to:
*  Planning and designing work methods, work processes, and workplaces.
*  Shape work contents (i.e. describe and assess them).
*  Improve existing work systems.
Explain the MTM Basic Motions and their fundamental significance for higher aggregated MTM process building block systems.
Select the MTM process building block system most appropriate in his professional environment.
Assess from which further training measures he will benefit most in his profession.

PROCEDURE
MTM-1 on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 20. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The mandatory training materials consist of the MTM-1 manual, the MTM-1 data card (MTM Standard Times data card), daily repetition exercises, and various forms, all published by MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual-related presentation, the MTM training box, the software TiCon, and films, which are provided together with the related work system descriptions, in accordance with the syllabus.

DURATION OF TRAINING
MTM-1 training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION
The training in MTM-1 ends with an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the MTM-1 exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the MTM-HWD training the applicant has to have passed the MTM-1 Base
exam. Basic knowledge of ergonomics is recommended.

SUBJECT
The MTM-HWD training imparts knowledge of and skills in the application of the process building block system MTM-HWD.

CONTENTS
Development of MTM-HWD.
MTM-HWD terminology and description form.
Actions, their limitations and influencing factors.
Rules for the consistent and correct use of the process building block system MTM-HWD.
Practical exercises to consolidate the correct application of the process building block system MTM-HWD.
Creation of analyses and synthesis of work processes with the MTM-HWD process building blocks for ideal design.
Using the MTM-HWD terminology to classify the results (e. g. ergonomic assessment with EAWS).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The spirit and purpose of process descriptions.
The structure of MTM-HWD, in particular the MTM-HWD actions and influencing factors.
How to model a process with MTM-HWD.
How to create and use an MTM-HWD modeling template.

The participant is able to apply MTM-HWD in practice, in particular to:
Plan and design work methods, work processes, and workplaces.
Describe and evaluate work content.
Improve existing work systems.

PROCEDURE
MTM-HWD on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 12. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The mandatory training materials consist of the manual MTM-HWD, the MTM-HWD description form, and the influencing factors card, all published by MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual-related presentation, the MTM training box, software for the application of MTM-HWD, and films, all of which are provided together with the related information or task descriptions of the work systems, in accordance with the syllabus.

DURATION OF TRAINING
The MTM-HWD training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION
The MTM-HWD training ends with an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination. 

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the MTM-HWD exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the MTM-SD (MTM Standard Data) training the applicant has to have passed the MTM-1 Base exam.

SUBJECT
The MTM-SD training imparts knowledge of the content and structures of the MTM-SD process building block system and trains the skills required for its practical application.

CONTENTS
The process building block system MTM-SD and its construction principles.
The principles underlying the development and structure of the Standard Data Basic Values (SD-BV) and the General Purpose Data.
The rules for the consistent and correct use of the process building block system MTM-SD.
Practical exercises to consolidate the gained knowledge.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The MTM-SD process building block system and its development.
The classification of MTM-SD in the Framework of the MTM Process Building Block Systems.
The principles applied in the development of the process building block system of the Standard Data Basic Values.
The principles applied in the development of the General Purpose Data.
The application requirements for and application areas of MTM-SD.

The participant is able to apply MTM-SD in practice, in particular to:
Structure, plan, and design processes and work systems.
Describe and evaluate work content.
Improve existing work systems.
Create and describe company-specific process building blocks.

PROCEDURE
MTM-SD on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 20. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The mandatory training materials consist of the MTM-SD manual, the data card of the MTM-SD Basic Values, the data cards of the General Purpose Data, daily repetition exercises, and various forms, all published by MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual-related presentation, the MTM training box, the software TiCon, and films, which are provided together with the related work system descriptions, in accordance with the syllabus.

DURATION OF TRAINING:
The MTM-SD training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION
The MTM-SD training ends with an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the MTM-SD exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the MTM-2 training the applicant has to have passed the MTM-1 Base exam.

SUBJECT
The MTM-2 training imparts basic knowledge of the theory of the process building block system MTM-2 and develops the skills required for its application.

CONTENTS
The process building block system MTM-2 and its development.
The principles underlying the development and structure of MTM-2.
The rules for the consistent and correct use of the process building block system MTM-2.
Practical exercises to consolidate the gained knowledge.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The process building block system MTM-2 and its development.
The classification of MTM-2 in the Framework of the MTM Process Building Block Systems.
The principles applied in the development of the MTM-2 process building block system.
The application requirements for and application areas of MTM-2.

The participant is able to apply MTM-2 in practice, in particular to:
Structure, plan, and design processes and work systems.
Describe and evaluate work content.
Improve existing work systems.
Create and describe company-specific process building blocks.

PROCEDURE
MTM-2 on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 20. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The mandatory training materials consist of the MTM-2 manual, the MTM-2 data card, daily repetition exercises, and various forms, all published by MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual-related presentation, the MTM training box, the software TiCon, and films, which are provided together with the related work system descriptions, in accordance with the syllabus.

DURATION OF TRAINING
The MTM-2 training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION
The MTM-2 training ends with an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the MTM-2 exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the MTM-UAS (Universal Analyzing System) training the applicant has to have passed the MTM-1 Base exam.

SUBJECT
The MTM-UAS training imparts knowledge of the content and structures of the MTM-UAS process building block system for batch production, consisting of the MTM-UAS Basic Operations and the MTM-UAS Standard Operations, and trains the skills required for its practical application.

CONTENTS
The process building block system MTM-UAS and its development.
Principles of the development, as well as knowledge of the structure and content of the MTM-UAS Basic Operations and the MTM-UAS Standard Operations.
The rules for the consistent and correct use of the process building block system MTM-UAS.
Practical exercises to consolidate the gained knowledge.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The process building block system MTM-UAS and its development.
The classification of MTM-UAS in the Framework of the MTM Process Building Block Systems.
The relevance of the method level in process type 2 and its influencing factors.
The application requirements for and application areas of MTM-UAS.
The principles underlying the development and description of the standard operations in batch production.

The participant is able to use the process building block system MTM-UAS in practice, in particular to:
Structure, plan, and design processes and work systems.
Describe and evaluate work content.
Identify design potential for planning and improve processes and work systems.
Create and describe company-specific process building blocks.

PROCEDURE
MTM-UAS on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 20. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The mandatory training materials consist of the MTM-UAS manual (including the back-up analyses of the MTM-UAS Standard Operations), the MTM-UAS data cards of both the basic operations and the standard operations, daily repetition exercises, and various forms, all published by MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual-related presentation, the MTM training box, the software TiCon, and films, which are provided together with the related work system descriptions, in accordance with the syllabus.

DURATION OF TRAINING
The MTM-UAS training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION
The MTM-UAS training ends with an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the MTM-UAS exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

The application of the MTM-Logistics Standard Operations requires knowledge of the application of the MTM-UAS Basic Operations. The MTM-UAS Basic Operations are taught in the MTM-UAS training and in the MTM-Logistics training. Participants who have passed the MTM-UAS exam qualify to participate in the shortened * MTM-Logistics (Standard Operations) training.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the MTM-Logistics training the applicant has to have passed the MTM-1 Base exam.

SUBJECT
In the training the participants acquire knowledge of and skills in planning, designing, and optimizing logistical processes. They also gain practical experience in using the MTM-Logistics process building blocks, which were developed on the hierarchic levels of Operation Steps and Operation Sequences in combination with the process building block system MTM-UAS. It is essential that the participant is made familiar with logistics-specific procedures and tools so that he can use them appropriately together with the MTM method to solve time-management tasks in the field of logistics. Apart from teaching theoretical basics, the imparted knowledge is deepened by working on practical examples.

CONTENTS
The process building block system MTM-UAS and its development.
Principles of the development, as well as knowledge of the structure and content of the MTM-UAS Basic Operations and the MTM-UAS Standard Operations.
Rules for the consistent and correct use of the MTM-UAS Basic Operations.
Principles of the development, as well as knowledge of the structure and content of the MTM-Logistics Standard Operations.
Rules for the consistent and correct use of the MTM-Logistics Standard Operations.
Optimization and design of logistics processes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The advantages of the MTM application in logistics.
The classification of MTM-Logistics Standard Operations in the Framework of the MTM Process Building Block Systems.
The basics of storage and transmission systems in order to select the system most appropriate with respect to methods planning.
The principles underlying the development and description of the MTM process building blocks for logistics processes.

The participant is able to apply the MTM-Logistics Standard Operations in practice, in particular to:
Structure, plan, and design logistics processes and work systems.
Describe and evaluate work content in logistics, using the MTM-Logistics Standard Operations.
Create and describe company-specific process building blocks in logistics.
Identify design potentials for planning and improve logistics processes and logistics work systems.

PROCEDURE
MTM-Logistics on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 20. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The mandatory training materials consist of the manual MTM-Logistics (including the backup analyses of the MTM-Logistics Standard Operations), the MTM-Logistics data cards, daily repetition exercises, and various forms, all published MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual-related presentation, the software TiCon, and films, which are provided together with the related work system descriptions, in accordance with the syllabus.

DURATION OF TRAINING
The MTM-Logistics training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION
The MTM-Logistics training ends with an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the MTM-Logistics exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

* MTM-Logistics (Standard Operations)
Participants who have already completed training in “MTM-UAS” and intend to qualify in “MTM-Logistics” may attend the training course “MTM-Logistics (Standard Operations)”. Training in MTM-Logistics (Standard Operations) is offered by MTMA on a regular basis. To be admitted to the training in MTM-Logistics (Standard Operations) the applicant has to have passed the MTM-UAS exam. The training deals exclusively with the Logistics Standard Operations and ends with the MTM-Logistics exam. MTM-Logistics Standard Operations training takes 20 hours to complete.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the MTM-MEK (MTM for One-of-a-Kind and Small Variable Batch Production) training the applicant has to have passed the MTM-1 Base exam.

SUBJECT
The MTM-MEK training imparts knowledge of the content and structures of the MTM-MEK process building block system, consisting of the MTM-MEK Basic Operations and the MTM-MEK Standard Operations, as well as the required skills to apply the system.

CONTENTS
The process building block system MTM-MEK and its development.
Principles of the development, as well as knowledge of the structure and content of the MTM-MEK Basic Operations and the MTM-MEK Standard Operations.
The rules for the consistent and correct use of the process building block system MTM-MEK.
Practical exercises to consolidate the gained knowledge.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The process building block system MTM-MEK and its development.
The relevance of the method level in process type 3 and its influencing factors.
The classification of MTM-MEK in the Framework of the MTM Process Building Block Systems.
The application requirements for and application areas of MTM-MEK.
The principles underlying the development and description of the standard operations for process type 3.

The participant is able to use the process building block system MTM-MEK in practice, in particular to:
Structure, plan, and design processes and work systems.
Describe and evaluate work content.
Identify design potential for planning and improve processes and work systems.
Create and describe company-specific process building blocks.

PROCEDURE
MTM-MEK on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 20. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The mandatory training materials consist of the MTM-MEK manual (including the back-up analyses of the MTM-MEK Standard Operations), the MTM-MEK data cards of both the basic operations and the standard operations, daily repetition exercises, and various forms, all published by MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual-related presentation, the MTM training box and the software TiCon.

DURATION OF TRAINING
The MTM-MEK training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION
The MTM-MEK training ends with an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the MTM-MEK exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the MTM-OS training the applicant has to have passed the MTM-1 Base exam.

OVERVIEW
The main areas of application are in the clerical and administrative sectors.
This includes:
Method and process comparison of organizational solutions.
Personnel capacity assessment / workload assessment.
Cost planning and time management.
The calculation of manpower requirements is of prime importance.

The MTM Office System can be divided as follows:
MTM–OS: Basic level
MTM-OS: Advanced level.

MTM-OS is a practical and intensive course that provides a method description and time standard for low frequency work and is an effective tool for improving productivity and economic effectiveness in the administrative and service sectors.

The system was developed with the following objectives in mind:
Faster analyzing speed.
To measure cyclical work of a low frequency.
Acceptable accuracy.
Reduced amount of data.
High analyzing speed.
Reproduce ability work methods.

CONTENTS
MTM-OS (Office-System) is a functional MTM system used for work measurement applications of administration and services work activities, such as typing or keypunching, filing, reading, and writing.

Day 1: Introduction to MTM-1 and UAS; Overview of MTM in the Service and Administration sector; Basic Principles of data collection; Overview MTM-OS process blocks; MTM-OS Building block: Handle – HA/HB/HC/HD/HE. Exercises and practical examples.

Day 2: MTM-OS Building block: Handle – HF/HG/HH/HI; MTM-OS Building block: Body Motions – KA/KB/KC; Exercises and practical examples.

Day 3: MTM-OS Building block: Mental functions – MA/MB/MC/MD/ME; MTM-OS Building block: Exchange of information – IA/IB/IC; Exercise and practical examples.

Day 4: MTM-OS Building block: Screen Action – SA/SB/SC/SD; MTM-OS Building block: Office Machines – BA/BB; MTM Standard – Processes – Office; Exercise and practical examples; Preparation for the written examinations.

Day 5: Theory and practical examinations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
To qualify delegates under an internationally approved training programme as MTM-OS Analysts.

The participant knows:
The MTM-OS process building block system and the development background.
The classification of MTM-OS in the systematics of MTM process building block systems.
The importance of the method level and its influencing factors.
The application requirements and application areas of MTM-OS.
The principles of developing and describing processes in administration and services.

The participant will be able to apply the MTM-OS process module system in practice, in particular to:
Structuring, planning and designing processes and work systems.
Describing and evaluating processes.
Uncovering design potential in the planning and improvement of processes and work systems.
Develop and describe company-specific building blocks. The ability to evaluate and set standard times for clerical and administration type of work.

PROCEDURE
MTM-OS on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 20. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The mandatory training materials consist of the MTM-OS manual, the MTM-OS data cards, daily repetition exercises, and various forms, all published by MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual-related presentation, the MTM training box and the software TiCon.

DURATION OF TRAINING
The MTM-OS training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION
The MTM-OS training ends with an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the MTM-OS exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

Admission requirements: There are no admission requirements. However, previous participation in MTM-1 Base training is recommended.

MTM Visual Inspection training are for persons involved in the planning, setting up, and time-related evaluation of visual inspection workplaces.

SUBJECT
MTM Visual Inspection is a method to analyze industrial inspection jobs. In a visual inspection job the inspection field size, eye focus and eye shift, seeing, perceiving, deciding, etc. are observed. In developing the data, the latest ergonomic and medical findings were taken into consideration. Based on examples from practical work, the participant gets acquainted with the application rules.

CONTENTS
Insight into the historical development of MTM Visual Inspection.
Basic knowledge of the functionality and performance of the human eye.
Information on the design of inspection conditions, the description of inspection tasks, the duration and frequency of inspection jobs, the creation of work instructions, and the use of optical tools or aids.
Rules for the consistent and correct use of the process building block system MTM Visual Inspection.
Simple practical exercises in the application of the process building block system MTM Visual Inspection.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The basic aspects of the functionality and performance of the human eye and learns about visual perception.
The structure of the process building block system MTM Visual Inspection and how to use it.
The main aspects relevant for the design of visual inspection jobs.

The participant is able to:
Describe visual inspection jobs.
Analyze visual inspection activities.
Create work instructions for visual inspection jobs and instruct accordingly.

PROCEDURE
MTM Visual Inspection on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 10. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIAL
The mandatory training materials consist of the manual MTM Visual Inspection and the MTM Visual Inspection data card, all published by MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual related presentation and special forms.

DURATION OF TRAINING
The MTM Visual Inspection training takes 24 hours to complete.
The management of MTMA may reduce the duration, depending on the number of participants in the training group:
16 hours – 1 to 5 participants
24 hours – 6 or more participants

CERTIFICATE
Based on their active participation in the training, each participant receives a certificate.

The MTM-Practitioner training may take the form of a public or inhouse training or coaching on the job.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the MTM-Practitioner training the applicant must have passed exams in MTM-1 Base and one of the following courses: MTM-1, MTM-HWD, MTM-2, MTM-SD, MTM-UAS, MTM-Logistics, MTM-MEK or one of the acknowledged company process building block systems.

In addition, the applicant has to have gained practical experience in the application of the respective MTM process building block systems. Such practical experience may be gained by applying MTM in the company, by independently creating MTM analyses for the description and evaluation of work processes, by identifying analyzing errors or deviations in the individual operator methods from the defined work method, or by revealing improvement potentials.

SUBJECT
The training for MTM-Practitioner provides the participant with the knowledge and practical skills that are required to apply MTM process building blocks for planning, designing, and optimizing business processes and work systems.

CONTENTS
Basics for the efficient and worker-oriented design of work systems.
Planning, designing, and assessing work systems in terms of productivity, ergonomics, and efficiency.
Comparing solution alternatives and identifying analyzing errors or deviations from (operational) reality, as well as revealing improvement potentials.
Selecting and using appropriate design elements by applying the MTM design catalogue and the guidelines for work design in case studies.
Providing the participants with the required analytical skills, based on selected case studies.
Solving a complex problem in either individual or group work, including the creation of a cost and profitability comparison, presenting the results, and sitting the final exam.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The individual phases in PEP and the holistic design approach inherent in MTM.
The essential methods and tools that may be applied in designing and optimizing the individual PEP phases.
The basics of work design.

The participant is able to use the MTM method in practice, in particular to:
Plan new work processes and work systems.
Improve existing work systems.
Select and evaluate design solutions, based on ergonomic and economic criteria.

The participant:
Carries through at least a target-performance analysis, based on the respective MTM process building block system, the scope of which should befit the chosen task or the scope of analysis of the respective process building block system.
Recognizes analyzing errors in or deviations from (operational) reality and presents improvement potentials appropriately.
Develops, documents, and implements reasonable measures for work organization and work design for a specific practical problem, for example for the analyzed work system or product, by using the design checklist and the action sheet.
Creates a cost and profitability comparison appropriately and correctly.
Documents and presents the results in a suitable form.

PROCEDURE
MTM-Practitioner on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed MTM-Instructor only. Instructors who intend to hold trainings for MTM-Practitioner are granted a special teaching license by MTMA. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 16. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA. A customized training for MTM-Practitioner is principally possible and even desirable. The training must however be based on the general conditions as defined in the Qualification Procedures of MTMA. Prior to the start of an inhouse training, MTMA has to agree to contents and syllabus. Should the training for MTM-Practitioner be held inhouse or should coaching on the job be intended the instructor must be in possession of a valid teaching license for the respective process building block system.

TRAINING MATERIALS
Training materials comprise the manuals of the MTM process building block systems (already in the possession of the participants) and the MTM-Practitioner manual. Tasks (problems) and case studies are available for public trainings and group work. Inhouse trainings of MTM-Practitioner and coaching on the job case studies have to be agreed with MTMA and prepared accordingly. Further teaching aids is the handout-related presentation, the MTM training box, various forms, and films, which are provided together with the related work system descriptions, in accordance with the syllabus, and the software TiCon.

DURATION OF TRAINING
The MTM-Practitioner training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION AND SCORING
The training for MTM-Practitioner ends with the presentation of the project results and an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination. For the final presentation the project results are prepared and presented. In the case of inhouse trainings and coaching on the job, the presentation with the project results is not transmitted to MTMA.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the MTM-Practitioner exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

Admission requirements: There are no admission requirements.

We recommend basic knowledge of micro ergonomics (e. g. workplace design), macro ergonomics (e. g. work system design), and behavioral ergonomics (e. g. demands upon man to be able to perform; basic anthropometric aspects; mental aspects; factors concerning the work environment; work design in accordance with ergonomics).

SUBJECT
The training imparts basic knowledge of load assessment with EAWS – for both existing and planned work systems. With EAWS efficient ergonomic risk assessment is possible, based on standardized rules.

CONTENTS
Selected basics of ergonomics.
EAWS structure, principles and assessment (paper and pencil method).
Comprehensive assessment of the physical loads on the whole body and the upper limbs.
Integral design of the work system and the related processes, in combination with an ergonomic risk analysis.
Implementation of ergonomic requirements on the design process by proactive ergonomics.
Overview of EAWS degrees (“Blue Card” and “Green Card”) and their national and international significance.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The structure of the EAWS method.
The areas of application and application prerequisites for EAWS.
The importance of proactive ergonomics in product design and process planning.
The correlation between ergonomic assessment and process shaping with the help of a process language (preferably MTM).
The legal basis for ergonomic assessment.

The participant is able to:
Create EAWS analyses independently and gains initial experience with the EAWS rules.
Evaluate how to use EAWS appropriately in his professional environment.
Identify from which advanced training measures he will benefit most in his profession.

PROCEDURE
EAWS on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed EAWS-Instructor only. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 20. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The mandatory training materials consist of the EAWS manual, EAWS forms, and daily repetition exercises, all published by MTMA. Further teaching aids are the manual-related presentation, the MTM training box and the software TiCon.

DURATION OF TRAINING
The EAWS training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION
The EAWS training ends with an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the EAWS exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

 

The EAWS-Practitioner training may take the form of a public or inhouse training or coaching on the job.

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the EAWS-Practitioner training the applicant has to be in possession of an EAWS certificate; in addition, the participant has to have gained practical experience in the application of EAWS subsequent to training in EAWS.

SUBJECT
The training for EAWS-Practitioner provides the participant with the knowledge and practical skills that are required to apply EAWS for planning, designing, and optimizing business processes and work systems.

CONTENTS
Planning, designing, and assessing work systems in terms of productivity, ergonomics and efficiency.
Basics for the efficient and worker-oriented design of work systems.
EAWS structure, principles, assessment, and practical application.
Comparing solution alternatives and identifying analyzing errors or deviations from (operational) reality, as well as revealing improvement potentials.
Exercises for the comprehensive assessment of the physical loads on the whole body and the upper limbs, based on EAWS.
Implementation of a holistic work system design.
Implementation of ergonomic requirements on the design process by proactive ergonomics.
Selected case studies for the training in risk identification, risk assessment and risk prognosis,
Solving a complex problem in either individual or group work, including the creation of a cost and profitability comparison in a suitable form, presenting the results, and sitting the final exam.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The participant knows:
The structure of the EAWS method.
The areas of application and application prerequisites for EAWS.
The importance of proactive ergonomics in product design and process planning.
The correlation between ergonomic assessment and process shaping with the help of a process language (preferably MTM).
The legal basis for ergonomic assessment.

The participant is able to:
Create EAWS analyses independently and polishes his skills in confidently handling the EAWS rules.
Reliably apply the EAWS method to assess ergonomic risks – especially during the operational, product development and process planning phases – and suggested technical and organizational approaches.
Make use of an EAWS-specific MTM software to support the numerous arithmetic operations required for the analysis of practical examples.

The participant:
Carries through at least a target-performance analysis, based on the EAWS method.
Trains the comprehensive assessment of physical loads on the whole body and the upper limbs.
Recognizes assessment errors in or deviations from (operational) reality and presents improvement potentials appropriately.
Develops, documents, and implements sensible work organizational and/ or design measures for a concrete practical task, for example, for the work system or the product in question.
Creates a cost and profitability comparison appropriately and correctly.
Documents and presents the achieved results in a suitable form.

PROCEDURE
EAWS-Practitioner on-site attendance courses and webinars may be taught in accordance with the currently valid Qualification Procedures of MTMA by a licensed EAWS-Instructor only. The instructor must be in possession of a valid EAWS teaching license. Instructors who intend to hold trainings for EAWS-Practitioner are granted a special teaching license by MTMA. As a rule, the number of participants is restricted to 16. Exceptions require prior written consent by the management of MTMA. A customized training for EAWS-Practitioner is principally possible and even desirable. The training must however be based on the general conditions as defined in the Qualification Procedures of MTMA. Prior to the start of an inhouse training, MTMA must agree to contents and syllabus. Should the training for EAWS-Practitioner be held inhouse, or should coaching on the job be intended, the company instructor must be in possession of a valid EAWS teaching license.

TRAINING MATERIALS
The training material comprise of the EAWS manual. Tasks (problems) and case studies are available for public trainings and group work. For inhouse trainings for MTM-Practitioner and coaching on the job case studies have to be agreed with MTMA and prepared accordingly. Further teaching aids are a presentation, the MTM training box, various forms, and films, which are provided together with the related work system descriptions, in accordance with the syllabus, and the software TiCon.

DURATION OF TRAINING
The EAWS-Practitioner training takes 40 hours to complete.

EXAMINATION AND SCORING
The EAWS-Practitioner training ends with the presentation of the project results and an examination. As an exception, the Examination Board may order an additional oral examination. For the final presentation the project results are prepared and presented. In the case of inhouse trainings and coaching on the job, the presentation with the project results is not transmitted to MTMA.

CERTIFICATE
Having passed the EAWS-Practitioner exam the candidate receives a certificate. Should the participant have failed the exam, a digital confirmation of participation will be issued instead of the certificate.

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