By the end of this Display Screen Equipment (DSE) training the delegates will be able to carry out a basic ergonomic assessment of a workstation.
Therefore they will be able to identify risk factors that may cause injury, and have some understanding of how to overcome these.
For example if workers use display screen equipment (DSE) daily, as part of their normal work, continuously for an hour or more, employers must do a workstation assessment.
Employers should look at:
The whole workstation, including equipment, furniture, and work conditions, the job being done, any special requirements of a member of staff.
For example a user with a disability, furthermore where there are risks, they should take steps to reduce them.
Employers must do an assessment when:
- a new workstation is set up
- a new user starts work
- a change is made to an existing workstation or the way it’s used
- users complain of pain or discomfort
The health issues of working with Display Screen Equipment including: Mental stress and how the body is harmed,
What to look for when undertaking an assessment.
The main causes of WRULD (work related upper limb disorder), Posture and how to achieve the optimum posture.
Workstation layout – to reduce stretching, twisting etc, Job design – how to include small breaks / changes of activity.
When stress is a contributory factor towards upper limb disorders.
In addition to eyestrain and eyesight, such as tired eyes, discomfort, temporary short-sightedness, headaches, Provision of eye tests and glasses,
Reporting a problem.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations can apply to workers who, work at home on a permanent or long-term basis
Assessing employees who routinely split their time between their workplace and home (sometimes called hybrid working)
These regulations don’t apply to workers who use DSE occasionally or only for short periods of time at home.
For further information please visit https://www.phsc.co.uk