Display Screen Equipment Awareness – Online Training

This course are aimed at users of display screen equipment (DSE) and those responsible for assessing display screen equipment. A ‘user’, is anyone who regularly uses display screen equipment for a significant part of their normal work. In practice, if you use display screen equipment continuously for more than one hour a day, then you’re a ‘user’.

This course is not sufficient stand alone in the Republic of Ireland. We highly recommend that this course is only chosen as additional training to complement the VDU Assessors Assessment, conducted in person by a competent and qualified VDU Assessor. We offer both VDU Assessment consultancy and the VDU Assessors training course, whereby you can train your own assessor.

Course Objectives

This course are aimed at users of display screen equipment (DSE) and those responsible for assessing display screen equipment. A ‘user’, is anyone who regularly uses display screen equipment for a significant part of their normal work. In practice, if you use display screen equipment continuously for more than one hour a day, then you’re a ‘user’.

So 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 could also mean laptops, tablet PCs, televisions, smartphones, CNC control pads, portable diagnostic screens or equipment containing cathode ray tubes, or CRTs.

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations contain special directives covering

DSE safety. Both employers and employee‐users have responsibilities under the legislation.

Course Topics
  1. Introduction
  2. Legislation
  3. Protecting Your Body
  4. Adjusting Your Chair
  5. Adjusting Your Screen
  6. Work Arrangements
  7. Adjusting the Layout of Your Workstation
  8. Adjusting Your Work Environment
Legislation

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007, Chapter 5 of Part 2 outline the requirements that must be adhered to in relation to VDU/DSE Equipment.

 

Regulation 72 of the 2007 regulations states that the employer must:

Ensure that the general use of the equipment is not a source of risk for the employee and perform an analysis of the workstation in order to evaluate the safety and health conditions to which it gives rise for employees, particularly as regards possible risks to eyesight, physical problems and problems of mental stress and, on the basis of that evaluation, take appropriate measures to remedy any risks found, taking account of the minimum requirements in Schedule 4 of the Regulations and any additional or combined effects of any such risks.

Duration

50 minutes 

(Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Certification

On successful competition of the Display Screen Equipment Awareness online course participants will receive a Accredited Certificate. The certification will expire after 3-years.

Renewal

Participants are required to renew their training by completing the course again. Renewals should happen before the certification expires, or sooner if indicated by their company’s risk assessment.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)
  • Browser: A modern and up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Additional Software: Flash Player (latest version)
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
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