Display screen equipment (DSE) risk management – Buxton, 21 April 2016

Date and location

21 April 2016, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton,
Derbyshire, SK17 9JN

Event overview

Display screen technology, such as computers, laptops, smartphones and tablet PCs are common in all aspects of our lives. Our exposure to these devices continues to increase, with reported levels of up to 9 hours per day spent consuming media on a display screen device. While the musculoskeletal (MSD) risks from such device are relatively low, the increased exposure does mean that the effects of preventable risks such as poor or fixed postures can accumulate and lead to problems. The most recent HSE statistics on MSDs show a 20% increase (2013/14) with around 80 per cent of new work-related illnesses attributable to work conditions.

This course, delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists, will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments. The course covers the key elements for office DSE risk assessment and management and provides the information and techniques required to enable anyone to become a DSE assessor. We also discuss risk management for less common DSE issues such as hot-desking and dual screens, and mobile technology such as tablet pcs, smartphones and laptops. Guidance on how to set up a computer workstation in the office is mirrored for home activity or when you are on the move with DSE.

What will the course will cover?

  • Why DSE? Legal, moral, financial reasons
  • How do we get injured
  • What’s the best posture
  • Achieving good posture at the workstation
  • Alternative pointing device
  • Practical assessment
  • Break requirements from DSE
  • Mobile DSE risks and risk management

Who should attend?

The course will be most beneficial for health and safety providers, with limited knowledge / experience of DSE risk management who wish to become a DSE assessor. However, it will also be relevant to those who wish to update or consolidate their knowledge and experience as a DSE assessor.

Further information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the DSE Risk management event page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-dse-risk-management.htm