This display screen risk assessment online training course is designed to help trainees understand the hazards associated with display screen work and correctly conduct a display screen risk assessment.
Working with computer equipment also referred to as display screen equipment (DSE), or visual display units – VDU, both in the office as well as other situations has been linked to muscular aches and pains, eye fatigue, and psychological health problems, such as stress, strain, anxiety, and depression. These types of hazards contribute to sickness absence, along with the pain and suffering of individuals.
This programme supports meeting legal obligations under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.
Human Focus offers the following online training courses related to safe computer, laptop and DSE use:
Those who work with display screens can fall prey to a wide range of costly occupational health problems. There is evidence that this hazard can contribute to increased sickness absence. In fact, musculoskeletal disorders and psychological issues, such as stress, depression, and anxiety, have been the largest contributors to work-related ill health in the UK in recent years, according to the HSE.
Tackling the widespread and potentially expensive problem of DSE needs to be a priority for any employer wishing to achieve low sickness absence and high productivity. So, it is vital that anyone tasked with undertaking a DSE risk assessment understands the nature of the problem, how to conduct a risk assessment and practical measures that can protect workers in their organisation.
This training course helps keep staff up to date with the official guidelines in this area. Along with this, it teaches best practices of health and safety when working with computers to the trainees.
The main objectives of this e-learning training course are to make delegates aware of health issues related to working with display screens and how to conduct an effective risk assessment. This programme also teaches practical control measures for workstation health and safety to protect employees in an organisation.
The display screen risk assessment training programme requires:
- No prior subject knowledge
- No course certification requirement
Delegates will learn about the following aspects of this training programme:
- Nature of DSE hazards
- How to spot DSE hazards
- Risk control measures for DSE
- How to conduct an effective risk assessment
- Best practices to minimise the display screen hazards at work
This online training course is intended for managers or supervisors who have a duty of care to protect their employees from any health issues in a workplace or an organisation while working with DSE by conducting effective risk assessments.
On taking the course successfully, the trainees will understand:
- The health issues related to display screen work
- The nature of the problem and the range of hazards
- How to spot display screen hazards
- Practical risk control measures
- Essentials of conducting display screen risk assessment to protect employees at work
Choosing Human Focus for this e-learning training course provides the following benefits:
- Round the clock access to the learning management system
- CPD-approved certification on undertaking the course successfully
- Fully compliant with health and safety legislation
- Short and interactive DSE training video content
- Highly engaging
- Short quizzes at the end of each section to support retention
The DSE risk assessment training course is:
- Fully online
- Accessible on any device
- CPD-approved course certificate
- Course duration – 8+ minutes
- Short, interactive quizzes
- End of course assessment test
On completion of the training course, delegates will be redirected to a pass or a fail assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions. Trainees must score 80 or more on the end test to attain the certificate.
Upon passing the end-of-course assessment successfully, delegates will receive a CPD-approved downloadable certificate via email. Delegates are offered two opportunities to take the test.
A risk assessment for DSE should be conducted once every two years, or based on need. Risk assessments should also be completed when a new workstation is set up, when new users start working with equipment, or when a change is made to the existing workstation.
A DSE assessment, or risk assessment, is a careful examination of computer equipment and the work environment to:
- Identify anything that could cause injury or illness
- Determine who could be harmed and how
- Evaluate how likely it is that somebody could be harmed and how serious the risk involved is
- Determine what actions are needed to eliminate the hazard or reduce it to an acceptable level
Risk assessments of DSE should be regularly reviewed as needed. In an organisation of or more employees, they must be recorded.
Under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 workers who use DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time, must be provided with training and instruction on the use of this equipment.
According to the HSE, employers must also:
- Do a DSE workstation assessment
- Reduce risks, including ensuring employees take breaks from DSE
- Provide an eye test if workers request one