The upturn in the use of computers in the workplace is set to continue with the widely held belief that employers who do not make full use of information technology will struggle to be effective, efficient and competitive. Although the office environment has historically been considered to present a low risk to employees, the introduction of display screen equipment can expose personnel to new risks. If these risks are not identified and properly managed, they have the potential to adversely affect health in the form of upper limb disorders, eye-fatigue and strain leading to illness and absence rates in your workplace.
This course will run over half a day.
Who Should Attend?
Safety representatives, office managers and workers from most spheres of industry such as call centres, printers, design studios, banks, estate agents, schools, colleges, hospitals etc. There is a requirement for DSE assessments anywhere where workers spend a significant amount of working time using display screen equipment.
Delegates attending this course will:
- Be able to recognise and advise on the problems associated with the use of display screen equipment;
- Be able to carry out a Display Screen Equipment assessment
- Be able to identify and implement the necessary measures to protect the health of users of such equipment.
The half day workshop covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of managing the risks associated with DSE:
- Overview of all relevant legislation and principles of risk assessment
- Hazards associated with Display Screen Equipment
- Health problems associated with Display Screen Equipment
- Management of risks posed by Display Screen Equipment
- Conducting Display Screen Equipment assessments
- Identification of training, hardware and ergonomic measures to reduce and control risk
Certificates and Assessment
Delegates will be assessed by a summative assessment at the end of the course. All successful delegates will receive a Certificate on completion of the course. Certification is valid for 3 years.
Usually a 12.45pm start. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.