DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT COURSE FOR ASSESSORS
This Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessor training course is designed for responsible individual, who assess display screen equipment within the workplace. The course enables assessor to learn about the ergonomics, consequences of poor DSE practices, the correct DSE environment and the assessment process. Course candidates will also learn the assessors’ duties and legal obligations of the employers. It familiarises learners with risks and hazards and enables you to learn how to assess users’ workstations, equipment, environment and working schedules in order to minimise ill effects. With this knowledge, you will be fully prepared to identify hazards and risks and put effective systems in place to keep all workers safe and healthy.
✔︎ Designed by health and safety industry experts in line with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
✔︎ Visually engaging, tutor-led course
✔︎ Approximate duration 1.5 – 2 hours
✔︎ E-learning course – learn at your own pace, save on cost and cut on travel time
✔︎ Multiple re-assessment opportunities with no additional charge
✔︎ Approved course by IIRSM
✔︎ Immediate access to a nationally recognised and approved certificate upon completion
We are confident in the high quality of our tutor-led interactive courses. Therefore, you are welcome to complete the first module of this course for free. Please, register your interest with immediate access to all our course demos.
This Display Screen Assessment course contains fifteen interactive modules and includes a brief assessment at the end of each module, and practical assessment. These include:
Module 1: Introduction to DSE for Risk Assessors
- Introduction – who needs to be assessed.
- So What is DSE?- DSE definition; the effects of bad DSE practice on health; employer and employee legal responsibilities.
- Key Actions – workplace set up to ensure employee wellbeing and safety with regard to DSE.
Module 2: Legislation
- The DSE Legislation – employer and employee legal obligations; legislation; easy guides to DSE and VDU; in what circumstances regulations apply to DSE; when regulations do not apply to DSE.
Module 3: Protecting Your Body
- Protecting Your Body- ill-health associated with the DSE; DSE risks at the workplace; requirements for safe working environment;
- Understanding Accidents in the Workplace – how to manage accidents at work; the triangle of behavioural management; responsible individuals for behavioural safety; system failures and risk assessment reviews.
Module 4: Adjusting Your Chair
- Adjusting Your Chair – chair requirements for DSE safety; how to set up a chair and to avoid risks; the correct sitting positions.
Module 5: Adjusting Your Screen
- Adjusting Your Screen – safe screen adjustments and practices.
- Module 6: Work Arrangements
- Work Arrangements – safe working environments and practices.
- Module 7: Adjusting tLayoutyot of Your Workstation
- Workstation Layout- ergonomics of work station; workstation practices.
Module 8: Adjusting Your Work Environment
Adjusting Your Work Environment – environmental elements to ensure health and safety of the DSE user; the correct requirements for ligh, temperatures and noise within the workplace.
Module 9: Risk Assessment Overview
- Introduction to assessing risks
- Legal Responsibilities – five key elements for employers to ensure health and safety for the DSE users within the workplace; organisational DSE policy and procedures; DSE risk assessment requirements for employers.
- The Types of Risk Assessment- semi-generic and individual risk assessments.
- Individual Risk Assessments- individual risk assessment explanationa and assessment.
Module 10: Principles of Sensible Risk Management
- Approaching Risk Management – requirements for risk management.
- Sensible Risk Management- employer and employee resposisbilities and legal obligations.
- Conclusion – the importance of assessments.
Module 11: Key Health and Safety Legislation
- The Health and Safety (DSE) Regulations- legislation; legal requirements and obligations; assessor’s guidance.
- Exceptions- exceptions from DSE regulations.
Module 12: DSE Hazards and Risks
Main Hazards from DSE – health problems related to DSE users.The difference between Hazard and Risk- the difference between hazard and risk; hazard and risk definitions; the severity of risks and DSE.
Module 13: DSE Assessments
- Risk Assessment- risk assessments and individual DSE users requirements.
- Specific Risk Assessments- hazard identification.
- The Risk Assessment Template- the risk assessment template requirements and process.
- Considerations – assessment reviews.
- Hazard or Risk? – recommendations.
- Conclusion – reducing risks and hazards
Module 14: Control and Prevention Strategies
- Ensuring a Safe Working Environment- recap on previous modules.
- Employers Responsibilities- employer duties.
- Analysis and Assessment- effective programmes for analysis and assessment.
- Developing Suitable Control Measures- requirements.
- The Main principles of Control – managing risks; principles of control and prevention.
- Conclusion- recap.
Module 15: Practical Element
- Assessment Section Introduction
- Display Screen Equipment Assessment
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This Display Screen Equipment course is designed for those who are looking to become a certified DSE assessor in their workplace. The provides a higher level of knowledge than general Display Screen Equipment courses, enabling you to professionally assess the risks of the DSE users, and take action to keep them safe and healthy.
If you are not looking to become a DSE assessor and instead simply require an awareness level of training as an employee or to manage your own workspace, you should take our Display Screen Equipment Awareness training course.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand what is DSE and how it affects users’ health and wellbeing
- Understand ergonomics
- Know the DSE regulations and legal duties of the assessor, assessed and their employer
- Understand the health risks commonly associated with DSE and the importance of assessing these risks
- Know how to carry out a DSE assessment and what hazards to look for
- Know how to select and set up ergonomic equipment and environment for the DSE users
- Know how to fill in the assessment forms
The online assessment is carried out on completion of each module. The pass mark for this course is 70% for all modules including the final practical assessment exercise. You will be given the chance to review all videos and your answers at the end of each module before final submission. If you don’t pass, don’t worry! You can re-take each test up to 6 times with no extra charge.
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