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Course Introduction

In the UK, 35% of work-related ill health cases (equivalent to 490,000 cases) relate to musculoskeletal disorders, to which Display Screen Equipment DSE / VDU work is one of the contributing factors. It is a legal requirement for companies and organisations to carry out a DSE Assessment for everyone in their staff who work with computers.

In addition to the legal requirements, good DSE / VDU Assessments generally help in improving the staff morale and productivity and can create an increased sense of wellbeing.

We at Safescope have been providing DSE / VDU Assessment services for more than a decade and will be pleased to assist in assessing your staff, however, if you choose to train your own staff member to carry out DSE / VDU Assessments, we will be also be pleased to train the nominated individuals in your organisation so that they can carry out the assessments for their colleagues.

In addition to background knowledge, this training heavily focuses on practical exercises and tutorials to equip the attendees to carry out the DSE / VDU Assessments on their own with confidence.

Our qualified and competent trainers not only provide the DSE / VDU Assessment Training, but also carry out DSE / VDU Assessments frequently. Therefore, this training course draws upon and reflects this practical knowledge and experience and provides hands-on problem solving techniques in different assessment scenarios.

This course is intended to train the attendees, enabling them to carry out the DSE / VDU Assessments independently.

Course Outline

DSE Assessor Training Ipswich

  • Introduction to DSE / VDU Assessments
  • Necessity for DSE / VDU Assessments
  • Legal Requirements
    • Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992
    • HSE Guidance L26
    • HSE Guidance INDG36
  • Hazards and Risks in Use of DSE / VDUs
  • Musculoskeletal and Upper Limb Disorders
  • Workstation
  • Environment
  • IT Issues
  • Workload and Breaks
  • Correct Workstation Layout
  • Correct Physical Posture
  • DSE / VDU Assessment Methods
  • Face to Face DSE / VDU Assessments
  • DSE / VDU Assessments - Practical Tutorial and Exercises
  • DSE / VDU Assessments - Common Problems and Solutions
  • DSE / VDU Assessments - Template Documents and Forms
  • Escalating Complex Issues
  • Maintaining Records
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Couse Details

Course Title:   DSE / VDU Assessments Training (Train the Assessor)

Course Duration:   1/2 (Half) Day

Delivery Method (Option 1):   Classroom  Online (by MS Teams or Zoom)

Delivery Method (Option 2):   Classroom  at Client premises or our office at Little Copdock House, Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3JW

Venue (Option 1):    Online (by MS Teams or Zoom)

Venue (Option 2):    Client premises or our office at Little Copdock House, Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3JW

Cost (Option 1 - Online (by MS Teams or Zoom):  1/2 (Half) Day £400 + VAT

Cost (Option 2 - In-house / In-company Course):  1/2 (Half) Day £595 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients

Maximum Class Size:  12 attendees (6 maximum at our office premises)

Geographical Coverage (Option 1):   Through out the UK and International

Geographical Coverage (Option 2):   London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training:   Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method:   Classroom

Course Assessment:   Written Assessment (for Delivery Method Option 1 ) and Practical VDU Assessment (for Delivery Method Option 2)

Certificate:   Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity:  3 Years Recommended

Trainer:   Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

Contact Details

How to Book:   For booking this course or for any further information please contact us as follows:

Lindsey Heffer - Safescope

Business Management Co-ordinator
T:  01473 407020
M: 07443 789226
E:  LBrown@safescope.com

Dr. Khalid Bhutto - Safescope
T:  01473 407020
M: 07818 288122
E:  KBhutto@safescope.com