The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992, as amended by the Health and Safety Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2002 places significant responsibilities upon employers for the health and safety of their staff. This course has been developed to enable organisations to comply with the law by providing learners with an increased understanding of health and safety relating to display screen equipment and workstations.
It provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to carry out a thorough assessment of their workstation, identifying potential risks and implementing corrective action where necessary.
On completion of this Virtual College course learners will have covered:
- The risks from DSE work
- The importance of good posture and changing position
- How to adjust furniture to help avoid risks
- Organising the workplace to avoid awkward or frequent stretching
- Avoiding reflections and glare on or around the screen
- Adjusting and cleaning the screen and mouse
- Organising work for activity changes or breaks if necessary
- Completing individual self-assessments.
Areas covered include:
- Welcome and Introduction
- Learning Objectives
- Assessing Workstation risk
- The Working Environment
- Portable DSE – Laptops
- Workstation Checklist
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This course is targeted primarily at businesses needing to train their staff in DSE and Workstation Health and Safety. However, the information is also applicable to anyone who wishes to learn more about how to manage the risks associated with DSE and their Workstation.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.