Display screen work involves work with devices such as laptops, touch screens, computers, and other similar devices. An abundance of data associated with display screen work collected over recent years has provided a better understanding of its related health issues.
The most common are muscular aches and pains, the physical results of display screen work, but risks are not limited to these.
State of mind can also factor in causing the onset of muscular aches and pains and other health issues. The latest evidence-based approach, as well as the regulatory policy for display screen work, link psychological and physical health, indicating that both must be taken into consideration.
Managers and supervisors must understand the psycho-social risks associated with display screen work in order to protect employees’ physical and mental health.
Knowledge of the latest regulations – Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) – and employer and employee duties are paramount.
This course introduces the key requirements and latest guidance related to display screen work safety, and also provides recommendations for its implementation by supervisors.
The health problems caused by display screen work are often hidden at first but worsen slowly over time. As a manager or supervisor at the workplace, it is essential to follow existing regulations and maintain an understanding of all risks associated with display screen work.
This will help to prevent these issues before they occur while ensuring compliance. Our health and safety courses on display screen work serve this purpose.
According to the law, employers must:
- Perform a Display Screen Equipment workplace evaluation
- Diminish risk by guaranteeing that workers take regular breaks
- Offer training and information to their employees
- Provide a vision test if requested by staff
This display screen work course requires:
- No Previous Knowledge
- No Certification Requirement
Details of this programme include:
Participants will learn about the following aspects of display screen work safety:
- Best practice
- Related health and safety risks
- Methods for managing and/or preventing psycho-social risks
- Specific recommendations for implementation
The course is aimed at anyone responsible for protecting employees working with display screens including:
- Others working in supervisory capacity
Choosing the Human Focus Display Screen Work Online Course provides the following benefits:
- Delegates can learn anytime and anywhere at their own pace
- Bite-sized sessions suit trainees and allow self-pacing
- Lower cost than sending people to one-to-one training sessions
- Short and informative course content
- Round-the-clock access to the LMS
Format: Online – learners can take the training course on any computer, or Apple/Android mobile phone, or tablet.
Course duration: 20+ minutes
- CPD-approved course
- High-quality video and engaging animated content
This Display Screen Work – for Managers e-learning course assesses proficiency at course-end with a test. The test is:
- 100% online
- Effective – helping learners to recall and retain vital information
- Recorded to demonstrate compliance
The Display Screen at Work Regulations full title the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) provide guidance to employers and employees on working with display screens and how to protect employees from associated health hazards. The Regulations place specific requirements on employers to protect their staff from health risks associated with display screen work.
When working with display screen equipment, posture should be correct. To achieve this, the chair seat should be positioned so that the upper arms are vertical, and the elbows level with, or just above, the desk. Forearms should be horizontal to the floor. Sitting with the chair too low or too far from the desk can increase the risks of musculoskeletal aches and pains. Of course, when working with display screen equipment operators should take breaks, which aid in stress-release and improve productivity.