Display Screen Equipment: Setting up your computer workstation correctly (on-line course) More Details
Duration 0.1 days
Team Staff Development

This is an on-line course for all members of staff on how to set up their workstation correctly. It can be accessed through the Safety and Health Services website. Click on the 'Training' tab on the left hand side, then on the 'e-learing' tab along the top, and then open the 'Display screen equipment users' drop down tab. 


The aims of this course are to provide participants with the knowledge of:

  • Legislative requirements with regard to workstations
  • University procedures with regard to workstations and DSE assessments
  • Ergonomic aspects of DSE in relation to health concerns
  • Practical advice that can be provided to individuals with regard to setting up their workstations correctly and taking effective breaks
  • University entitlements with regard to eyesight tests
Pre-Requisites This course is suitable for all members of staff who use a computer for their role at the University.

Computer workstations or equipment can be associated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pains, fatigues, and eyestrain. These aches and pains are sometimes called upper limb disorders (ULDs) or repetitive strain injuries (RSI), but these problems can be avoided by following good practice.

The Heath and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations aim to protect the health of people who work with DSE. That does not mean that DSE work is risky - it isnt, if the user follows good practice like setting up their workstation well and taking breaks in intensive work. The Regulations were introduced because DSE has become one of the commonest kinds of work equipment. So there is potential to make work more comfortable and productive for very large numbers of people by taking a few simple precautions.

The obejctive of the course is to ensure that members of staff are provided with information on setting up their workstation correctly.
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