Display Screen Equipment (DSE/VDU) Awareness Course

This course is for users of display screen equipment (DSE), where a user is anyone who regularly uses display screen equipment for a significant part of their normal work.

Display screen equipment (DSE/VDU) Awareness elearning course

What do we mean by display screen equipment?

The first thing most people think of is a computer monitor. But that’s not the only thing it refers to Display screen equipment (DSE) could also mean a laptop, tablet PC, television, smartphone, CNC control pad, portable diagnostic screen or equipment containing cathode ray tubes, or CRTs.

This course will ensure that your organisation complies with the Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and the Display Screen Equipment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992 legislation.

Both employers and employee‐users have responsibilities under this legislation.

Evidence shows that a high proportion of DSE workers report aches, pains or eye discomfort. These aches and pains are sometimes called upper limb disorders (ULDs), which can include a range of medical conditions such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Although most of these conditions do not indicate any serious ill health, it makes sense to avoid them as far as possible.

Course Aims

By the end of this awareness course, learners will:

  • Understand the importance of DSE and what is covered under the regulations.
  • Know the legislation and how it applied to them.
  • Understand the measures needed to protect their body.
  • Know how to adjust their chair and screen.
  • Have guidance on how to manage their work arrangements, including
  • Setting up their work station.
  • Adjusting their work environment.

Hand-outs will be provided detailing the aspects discussed during the presentation. These notes can then be used post training for reference in the workplace.

Course options

This course is available to run on site for a minimum of 6 delegates. Please ask us for details.

For further information about the course or to discuss suitability of the course for your delegates, call 0845 6399 673 or email enquiries@hberm.com.

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Key benefits:

  • Run on-site
  • Highly experienced trainers
  • Certificated by HBE

Course suitable for:

All employees that use DSE/VDU for more than one hour a day.

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Certification

The course will conclude with a short test. Successful completion of this test will result in certification by HBE.

In line with our ISO14001 environmental targets, training certificates will be submitted in electronic format. Hard copies of the certificate can be provided at an additional cost.

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