Many workers find themselves spending extended periods in front of a computer screen, whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Without the proper training, day-to-day work can result in eye strain, repetitive strain injury, headaches, and back problems.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 requires employers to give suitable safety training to users of computers and other types of display screen equipment (DSE).
The computer safety course provided by Phoenix helps both employers and employees to meet their legal requirements and understand computer health and safety better. In turn, you can reduce the risk of ill-health caused by the use of DSE.
You can study Phoenix’s Display Screen Equipment training course online.
Who is this course suitable for?
This Display Screen Equipment Safety course is suitable for any employee who regularly uses a computer, laptop, tablet, TV screens or smartphones in the workplace.
The DSE course covers the following topics:
- The health effects of using computers.
- The law on display screen equipment.
- Employers’ duties.
- Getting comfortable and making adjustments – seat height, your desk, and avoiding glare.
- Using a mouse.
- Reading the screen.
- Posture and breaks.
- Using laptops safely.
Learning outcomes of the DSE course are:
- Understand how to effectively set up your workstation/desk and devices to avoid injury.
- Understand the health and stress impacts of poor desk set up and spending too much time at a computer screen.
- Improve posture and movement.
There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately.
When and how will I receive my results and certificate?
Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.
What’s the duration of the online course?
The course should take 40 minutes to complete.
What happens if I fail the assessment?
You can retake the assessment.