Health 1st can assist employers with meeting their legal duties under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992, where there is a need to protect employees from any risks associated with Display Screen Equipment (DSE), such as computers and laptops.
In addition to offering on site and home-based DSE Assessments, Health 1st can support its clients with meeting their legal duties through on site DSE Assessor Training:
DSE Assessor Training: Programme Overview
This aim of this one-day Course is to enable delegates to become familiar with the process of DSE assessment in the workplace, in line with legal requirements and best practice, to reduce risk of musculoskeletal and other health issues.
By the end of the Course attendees will be able to:
- Outline employer and employee duties under relevant health and safety legislation, including Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002)
- Outline some potential health risks to DSE ‘users’
- Identify poor postures and practices which may increase risk of health issues to ‘users’
- Promote an ergonomic approach to DSE use, including provision of information, instruction and training to assist ‘users’ in reducing risks to health, including:
- Demonstrate and promote postural awareness (Course includes anatomy and physiology overview to enhance understanding of why problems/symptoms may develop)
- Undertake workstation assessments and advise on appropriate workstation set-up and methods, equipment and devices to help alleviate discomfort and help improve comfort and ease of use
- Encourage good practices to promote health, wellbeing, productivity and efficiency
- Identify the need for onward referral e.g. to occupational health
- Describe considerations for safer use for laptops and other portable communication devices