DSE User

DSE User

DSE User

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Course Overview

This training will enable computer workstation users to correctly identify musculoskeletal risks associated with the use of DSE (Display Screen Equipment) or VDUs (Visual Display Unit) and to correctly set-up workstations to minimise potential problems.

 

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, including 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.

Course Content

Training will include:

  • Debate the impact of ergonomics on the workplace
  • Discuss the implementation of the DSE regulations (1992)
  • Evaluate hazards and risks related to workstation use
  • Examine a process for performing DSE assessments
  • Carry out a DSE assessment at a user’s workstation
  • Create a personal action plan for carrying out DSE assessments
  • Ill-health and injuries resulting from DSE use
  • How these conditions can arise
  • Identify risks resulting from task organisation
  • Identify risks arising from DSE equipment
  • Identify risks arising from the furniture
  • Identify risks arising from the workplace environment
  • Administrative and physical control measures
  • Requirements for eyesight testing
  • Information, instruction and training of DSE users

Duration

Half a day