Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management
17 July 2024
Display screen technology has become ubiquitous with most
aspects of our lives and our exposure to these devices continues to
increase, with reported levels of up to 9 hours per day spent
consuming media on a display screen device. While the
musculoskeletal (MSD) risks from such device are relatively low,
the increased exposure does mean that the effects of preventable
risks such as poor or fixed postures can accumulate and lead to
problems. HSE statistics (2022/23) indicate that 27% of cases of
work-related illness involves MSDs. Data from the general
practitioners scheme (THOR-GP) suggests that "keyboard work" are
significant contributors to both lower back and upper limb
disorders. This course, delivered by experienced HSE ergonomists,
will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to
risk management (including hybrid working) and with the
documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments. The
course covers the key elements for office DSE risk assessment and
management and provides the information and techniques required to
enable delegates to become a DSE assessor.
- Understand the legal, moral, and financial reasons why DSE risk
management is so important
- Understand how to achieve good posture at the workstation
- Understand how to manage DSE for hybrid workers
- Be able to complete a DSE assessment
- Know the break requirements from DSE
- Consider mobile DSE risks and risk management
The course will cover:
The course provides an overview of the legal, moral and
financial reasons why DSE risk management is so important. It looks
at how we get injured in the workplace and how to achieve good
posture at your workstation when working in the office, working
from home or when you are on the move with DSE. Delegates will also
learn about risk management for less common DSE issues such as
hot-desking and dual screens, and mobile technology such as tablet
pcs, smartphones, and laptops.
Who should attend?
The course will be most beneficial for health and safety
providers, with limited knowledge / experience of DSE risk
management who wish to become a DSE assessor. However, it will also
be relevant to those who wish to update or consolidate their
knowledge and experience as a DSE assessor.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research
Centre in the spa town of Buxton.
Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links
to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£560 per person (includes course notes, certificate of
attendance and lunch/refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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