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About this Course
Display Screen Equipment training is a legal requirement for anyone who regularly uses it at work. This course will help you meet the requirements of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. DSE training is also referred to as ‘Computer Health and Safety Training’ or ‘Visual Display Unit (VDU)’ training.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) include injuries and conditions that can affect the back, joints and limbs. Employers must protect the health and safety of their workers under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations require that employers do a DSE workstation assessment, make sure workers take breaks from DSE work or do something different, provide an eye test if a worker asks for one, and provide training for workers.
This course is designed for anyone who works with display screen equipment and provides proper training on how to follow safe working practices and set up the workstation ergonomically in order to avoid repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), eye strain, headaches, and back injuries.
The course covers what display screen equipment is, the health risks associated with it, workstation design, the use of portable equipment, safe working practices, and information about eye tests and eyewear.
It also covers the responsibilities of managers and employers regarding the health risks involved in DSE use by employees. It can be used as a stand-alone module or as part of an induction programme. It can also be used as part of the on-programme phase of the new apprenticeship standards.
Did you know: Incorrect use of DSE or poorly designed workstations or work environments can lead to pain in necks, shoulders, backs, arms, wrists and hands as well as fatigue and eye strain. If left untreated these can develop into long term health problems and are more difficult to resolve.
After successfully completing the course you will receive an e-certificate that you can download onto your device.