VDU Assessors Course

290

Programme content:

  • Safety, Health & Welfare Act 2005.
  • General Applications 2007 Regulation S.I. No 299
  • Display Screen Equipment Regulations
  • Introduction to ergonomics
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Reduction of Risks in relation to Display Screen Equipment
  • VDU Assessment criteria: equipment, furniture, environment, tasks & software.

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Date: tbc

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Description

The VDU Assessors Course trains an Assessor how to do a Risk Assessment on a Workstation.

The Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the General Applications 2007 requires that all hazards in a workplace be identified, risk assessed and that adequate precautions be introduced.

This VDU Assessors Course is designed to do just that.

Fitting the work area to the worker is called Ergonomics. This reduces strain on the body and eliminates visual and musculoskeletal stress and damage.

Employers are required to analyze VDU/DSE workstations and the general work environment. Eyesight, physical difficulties and mental stress needs to be identified. Measures to control any risks identified can be put in place.

 

After completing the VDU Assessors Course, the learner will:

  • Understand the legal requirements with regard to working with VDUs.
  • Identify the ergonomic factors in workstation layout.
  • Identify the hazards and assess the risks specific to each work station.
  • Describe the postural implications of using workstations and the associated prevention methods.
  • Conduct ergonomic and VDU assessments and present the relevant reports to management.

 

On completing the course a Learners will be able to do a Risk Assessment on a workstation for each individual worker. They will be able to make the changes required  to their chair, table, screen, lighting etc. They will also be able to complete a report on each workstation for management and make any recommendations that may be required for further action.

The course gives the learner the knowledge, confidence and skills to safely, accurately and competently complete a VDU Assessment.