Musculoskeletal injuries and additional health issues are a major cause of long-term injuries and sickness absence. Significant costs could potentially be incurred by the organisation in terms of compensation claims, reductions in efficiency and potential enforcement action. Employers have a duty to ensure that such risks have been identified and evaluated and that suitable controls are in place to reduce the risks.
The training course aims to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to enable them to assess workstations and make appropriate suggestions for improvements in lay out and working patterns.
Managers or supervisors who have responsibilities for employees who spend a significant part of their work sitting at a computer workstation. Correctly identify risks associated with the use of DSE (Display Screen Equipment) and to correctly setup workstations to assist in minimising potential problems.
By the end of the lesson the learners will be able to:
- Understand the relevant Legislation with reference to Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
- Identify common hazards from DSE use and their control measures
- Identify the basic standards of the workstation and carry out an assessment of the workstation
- Identify, and implement suitable workstation, and work pattern, adjustments
At the end of the course delegates will complete a workstation assessment using a variety of equipment and a theory test paper.
Half a day