The discipline of ergonomics (also known as human factors or user-centred design) is aimed at ensuring that the design of products, processes and environments results in optimised performance, safety and wellbeing of the user. Its principles and concepts are outlined in the basic reference standards for ergonomics and ergonomists, BS EN ISO 26800. Human-system interaction or HCI is covered in all aspects, through the many parts of BS EN ISO 9241, including human-centred design, BS EN ISO 9241-210, dialogue principles, BS EN ISO 9241-110, and guidance on software accessibility, BS EN ISO 9241-171.
There are several hundred relevant British Standards to help ergonomists and the organizations they support. All are the result of a consensus-based process which draws on the collective wisdom of technical experts in the interaction of people with products, systems or processes, and research evidence on the strengths and abilities of people. PD CEN ISO/TR 7250-2 provides statistical summaries of body measurements from different populations. At any time a number of standards are at various stages of development from idea to drafts for public comment.
The UK Applied Ergonomics committee, PH/9, mirrors activity undertaken in European (CEN/TC122) and international (ISO/TC159) Technical Committees, with sub committees for Anthropometry and Biomechanics, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the Physical environment. But many other Technical Committees are also relevant, look these up here.