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Display Screen Equipment

Overview

In this course you will discover how to set up your workstation to be safe and comfortable to avoid injuries caused whilst sitting at a desk using display screen equipment

Course objectives

By the end of this module you will be able to identify:

  • Identify the regulations relating to the use of Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
  • Identify the possible health risks associated with using DSE and describe the importance of assessing and controlling those risks
  • Identify how to set up and adjust your workstation equipment to the optimum layout
  • Identify the importance of distributing tasks during the working day to allow time away from the screen and state your entitlement to eye and eyesight testing

Course content

  • The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations of 1992
  • Business and personal costs of getting it wrong
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • What constitutes a work station
  • Medical conditions and their causes
  • Setting up a workstation safely
  • Tips on using Display Screen Equipment Safely