Watch a short demonstration video of the course and review the course content below:
1. At Your Desk
In this section of the training programme we look at your chair and desk and how they should best be set up for your comfort. We explain why your posture is so important and show you why you should carry out a DSE assessment on your chair to set it up for best seating position to maintain good posture.
2. On Your Desk
The layout of everything on your desk is very important. In this part of the DSE training programme we look at YOU, how you work and what is on your desk to help you carry out a DSE assessment to arrange your workplace to be efficient, comfortable and to avoid stress. We look at your typing position and use video to show how your arms, wrists, hands and fingers should best be positioned for good computer health and safety.
Wherever your workstation is set up you should be able to concentrate. In this section of the DSE training programme we look at how you can ensure the lighting, temperature, noise level etc and even the software you use are right for you.
4. Portable Devices
Your posture and positioning are as important when using portable devices as they are when using fixed-position workstations. In this section of the DSE training programme we look at extra considerations that should be made when carrying and using portables. You can then carry out a DSE assessment of your devices for a more comfortable and safe workplace.
This section of the DSE training and DSE assessment programme contains a set of gentle exercises which can be done while sitting at your desk. They don’t require any special equipment and take very little time but should help to reduce any stresses and strains which are put on your body while sitting at your desk.
6. DSE Assessment
DSE assessments are required to help compliance with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations. Performing your own DSE assessment of your working area will enable you to highlight any concerns and potential risks.
7. Taking the Test
After completing every section of the DSE training programme and your own DSE assessment there is a 20 question multiple-choice test. A certificate can be printed out for each person who takes the test to show they have completed their display screen equipment training and DSE assessment in computer health and safety.