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DSE Awareness

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This course explains everything to do with display screen equipment (DSE) and the risks they pose. When working at a desk for extended periods of time, it is important to ensure the work station is planned in order to avoid stress and strain on the user.

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All about this course

In this DSE course we will be looking at the definition of DSE and the work station, as well as the health risks that can be caused by spending extended periods of time using display equipment. We will look at the responsibilities of the employee which ties in with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, as well as the regulations and requirements when using DSE. Assessments on work stations will be explained, as well as how to plan the perfect environment to avoid stress and strain on DSE users. Finally, it will also explain how users should adopt healthy postures and apply safe techniques.

This course is perfect for anyone working in an office environment. It covers the risks and best practices to ensure staff are knowledgable about DSE injuries and able to put measures in place to reduce the risks of any issues.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
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  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to DSE – In our first unit we will explain the definition of Display Screen Equipment, the definition of a user and a workstation. We will also look at the injuries that can be caused from working with DSE.
  • Unit 2 – DSE Assessments – In this unit it will be covering the types of DSE assessments and how to carry them out. This will include the different types of DSE users and how they can carry out their risk assessment.
  • Unit 3 – Planning the Perfect Workstation – This unit will look at the requirements for DSE and how this helps you set the perfect work station. This includes the screens, hand support, cleaning, keyboard technique, the chair, working environment. After this unit you will understand how everything should be set out to be in line with the DSE requirements.
  • Unit 4 – The User’s Wellbeing – In our final unit we will explore ways to improve the users wellbeing, this includes exercises, having eye tests, taking breaks, changing positions and making sure the body is positioned properly at the desk.
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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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DSE Awareness CPD Online Course
DSE Awareness
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