Did you know that there are huge potential health risks when working with a desktop computer, laptop or handheld device?
A survey (conducted by ergonomic experts, Fellowes) of 1,250 people who work in an office found that...
- 64% of people thought their working environment had a negative impact on their health
- 45% of people claimed their employer did not offer the equipment needed to make them feel comfortable at their desk
Additionally, a survey conducted by the HSE found that:
- 52% of DSE users reported headaches
- 58% of DSE users reported eye discomfort
- 47% of DSE users reported neck pain
- 37% of DSE users reported other back pain symptoms
- 39% of DSE users reported other neck pain symptoms
With the HSE also reporting that there are 470,000 workers suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2021, it's clear to see that hundreds of thousands of workers across the UK are suffering from long-term back and neck pain due to increasingly sedentary jobs. With that said, it's crucial that any employee that uses DSE is given the appropriate training. In fact, it's a legal requirement.
As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE), such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
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Why is DSE Training so important?
DSE Training is crucial in preventing musculoskeletal injuries to those who regularly use display screen equipment (This also includes tablets and mobile phones!). It's not always easy to spot injuries that have been caused by bad posture and incorrect DSE practices, as they often take time to affect the DSE user, but training can prevent a long list of injuries, including:
- Upper limb pains
- RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)
- Eye strain
All of the above can cause significant discomfort and have a huge impact on staff productivity, not to mention absences, and that's why it's so important to give your staff effective DSE Training.
What makes our DSE Training the best around?
Our DSE Training course is split into 4 easy-to-follow sections that look at your Posture, how to look after your eyes, 'DSE Stress', and how to correctly use portable devices. It also contains a free DSE Assessment that takes just 10 minutes to complete - If we spot a potential problem with your workstation we'll offer you some advice and there's also a comments box for you to make additional notes relating to your answer.
Learners will also receive certificates upon completion of the course so you can show your commitment to The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. Our DSE training is more than just a tick-box exercise, it engages the learner and provokes a positive behavioural change - it's IOSH Approved and can be completed in as little as 30 minutes; your staff will love it!
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