Gain the knowledge needed to work with display screen equipment safely.
Duration Approx. | 45 minutes
DSE Training course online | Symptoms associated with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) include musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs); upper limb disorders; back pain; mental stress; and visual fatigue. MSDs the most common work-related illnesses in Great Britain. Over 1 million employees are affected.
The risks to any individual, from DSE use is relatively low. However, due to the large number of workers exposed, even though the risk is low, improper DSE use makes up a big part of working days lost in the UK each year.
Therefore, since 1992, employers have a legal duty to reduce risks. Including the provision of ‘appropriate’ training to staff.
Reduce the chance of injury and absence from work. Secondly, help employers comply with current DSE regulations.
Key Learning Outcomes
- | Understand the health risks. E.g. backache from poor posture, or. eyestrain from incorrect screen setup.
- | How to do a workspace risk assessment
- | Correct workstation
- | Environment setup
UNIT 1 | LEGISLATION
UNIT 2 | CAUSES OF ILL HEALTH
Injuries at work, Statistics, Common Injuries
UNIT 3 | RISK ASSESSMENT
What is a DSE risk assessment?, Risk analysis, Risk Factors
UNIT 4 | EQUIPMENT & ENVIRONMENT
UNIT 5 | QUIZ
All ‘DSE Users’. Defined as staff who use DSE equipment each work day for an hour (or more) at a time.
On completion learners will receive their certificate. This means scoring 80% or more in the final 15 question multiple-choice assessment. Which can be retaken if required.
Certificate includes the date, a verification code and earns the learner 3 CPD credits. Recognisable by many profession bodies.
- | 12 months access
- | Certificate
- | Assignment & reporting
- | 3 CPD Credits
- | Helps compliance to regulations
- | Carbon neutral product
Why take the online DSE Training course?
The Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 aim to protect the health of people who work with display screens.
A high proportion of display screen equipment (DSE) workers report aches, pains or eye discomfort. These aches and pains are sometimes called Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs, which can include a range of medical conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Tendonitis. Muscle & Tendon strain.
Most of these conditions do not indicate serious ill health, but it makes sense legal, moral and financial sense for employers to take reasonable steps to avoid them.
This short 40 minutes course is design to provide a reasonable option for employers.
Who are DSE users?
Anyone who uses DSE equipment (PCs, Laptops, Tablets or Smartphones), daily and for more than an hour at a time is classed by the Health & Safety executive as a DSE user. If this definition holds true, duties on employers apply. Even when employees are mobile workers and/or work from home.