Display Screen Equipment Awareness online training
Display Screen Equipment Awareness online training – The do’s and don’ts.
Display Screen Equipment Awareness (DSE) online training – 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 anything containing cathode ray tubes, or CRTs.
In today’s digital age, avoiding using display screen equipment (DSE) in the workplace is almost impossible.
From computer monitors to smartphones and tablets, we rely on these devices for everything from communicating with colleagues to completing important tasks.
However, despite the many benefits of DSE, there are also hidden dangers that can pose serious risks to our health and well-being.
Prolonged use of DSE has been linked to a range of issues, including eye strain, headaches, neck and back pain, and even more serious conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
In this article, we’ll explore the hidden dangers of DSE and provide practical tips and advice on how to stay safe and healthy in the workplace.
The Health and Safety Regulations contain special directives covering DSE safety.
Both employers and employee users have responsibilities under the legislation.
Is this online training the right course for me?
Our online course is aimed at users of display screen equipment (DSE) and those responsible for assessing it.
A ‘user’, is anyone who regularly uses display screens for a significant part of their normal work.
In practice, if you use display screens continuously for more than one hour daily, you’re a ‘user’.
Display screen awareness: what is covered?
This course fulfils your statutory training obligations and covers, amongst other things, the correct way to set up and use your display screen equipment safely and reduce the risk of work-related conditions.
The course is one of a range of workplace safety courses that we provide.
Modules covered in the course
Module 1 Introduction
Module 2 Legislation
Module 3 Protecting Your Body
Module 4 Adjusting Your Chair
Module 5 Adjusting Your Screen
Module 6 Work Arrangements
Module 7 Adjusting the Layout of Your Workstation
Module 8 Adjusting Your Work Environment
There are several common injuries associated with prolonged use of DSE, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: This painful condition affects the hands and wrists and is caused by repetitive movements.
- Tendinitis: This condition involves inflammation of the tendons and is caused by repetitive movements.
- Tennis elbow: This condition affects the elbow and is caused by repetitive movements.
- Trigger finger: This condition involves the fingers getting stuck in a bent position and is caused by repetitive movements.
These injuries can be painful and debilitating and can significantly impact your ability to work and carry out daily activities. It’s essential to prevent these injuries and seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms.
Regulations and guidelines for DSE use in the workplace
To protect workers from the health risks associated with prolonged DSE use, there are regulations and guidelines in place that employers must follow. In the UK, the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 set out the requirements for employers to provide a safe and healthy working environment for employees who use DSE.
These regulations specify that employers must provide adequate training and information on how to use DSE safely, as well as ensure that workstations are set up correctly, and that breaks are taken regularly. Employers must also regularly assess workstations to identify risks and take steps to address them.