CREE: Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (EurErg)

CREE publications and related documentation

The Position and Success of Certified European Ergonomists, Breedveld and Dul, 2005 (download)

Overview of CREE

The Irish Ergonomics Society processes Irish applications to become CREE accredited European Ergonomists (EurErg). European Ergonomists are professional ergonomists who have a knowledge of the principles of ergonomics and of the relevant human characteristics in each of the areas of:

  • Anatomy;
  • Physiology;
  • Psychology;
  • Social organisation; 
  • Physical environment.


Applicants for this qualification must also demonstrate knowledge in at least three specialist areas of application. It also requires evidence that the candidate is able to use statistics, experimental designs, equipment and methods to investigate, modify or design situations and equipment for ergonomic benefits.


All successful applicants must have demonstrated experience in taking full responsibility for the use and application of ergonomics knowledge and methods in practical situations over a period of at least two years beyond their main ergonomics education and training.


For more information view CREE pamphlet


For further information contact the IES CREE representative:

Ms. Bridget Masterson

5 Griffen Glen Drive


Co. Dublin


Email Bridget or visit CREE website.



IEA: International Ergonomics Association

The International Ergonomics Association is the federation of ergonomics and human factors societies from around the world. The mission of IEA is to elaborate and advance ergonomics science and practice, and to improve the quality of life by expanding its scope of application and contribution to society.

The IEA is governed by a Council with representatives from the Federated societies. Day-to-day administration is performed by the Executive Committee that comprises the elected Officers and Chairs of the Standing Committees. The IES became a Federated Member of the IEA  (that means full voting rights etc.) at the IEA Council Meeting in August 1995.


For further information contact the Irish Ergonomics Societies representative on the IEA


Dr Leonard O’Sullivan, FIES, MErgSoc, MIOSH

Ergonomics and Product Design Research Group

Enterprise Research Centre

University of Limerick




Tel: 00 353 61 234249

Fax: 00 353 61 202913




Or visit the IEA website.


FEES: The Federation of European Ergonomics Societies

The IES is a member of FEES, the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies that was founded in May 2003. Its mission is to enhance the recognition of ergonomics contributing to economic development, to quality of life, to health and safety at work, and to social progress in European Countries.


FEES supports – under the umbrella of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) – the development of ergonomics issues specifically related with the European region by:

  • enhancing mutual communication between various European ergonomics societies,
  • encouraging and facilitating contact and exchanges between ergonomists (educators, researchers and/or practitioners),
  • organising and running European conferences about evolving ergonomics.

Other objectives are concerned with

  • enabling the good establishment of ergonomics in EU policy and programmes,
  • assisting in the access to EU resources and facilities for ergonomics, and
  • stimulating networking in the widest sense for ergonomics.


FEES has initiated various activities, such as:

  • The establishment of a working group (Brussels Task Force) to invent of ergonomic activity-centres throughout Europe in order to know ‘who is doing what and where’.
  • The dissemination of information about various facilities by the European Union for the FEES-members.
  • The preparation of this website to facilitate cooperation and information-exchange between members and to communicate externally.
  • The organisation of FEES-sessions on actual European topics at the annual national conferences in the various countries.
  • The publication of promotional material.

For More information

To read the FEES booklet click here

Or visit the FEES website.