The course trains the delegate to complete a thorough assessment of a workstation and the subjects covered include basic legislation, posture, demonstration, documentation and the assessment process.
Workstation users can then be assessed for bad posture, incorrect seat positioning, bad ergonomic set up and general environment. Once assessed, corrective actions are suggested and can then be immediately actioned.
A full and comprehensive checklist is prepared which is very useful for new starters, if you employ temporary staff or if you have staff returning to work after a period of absence (maternity / paternity leave or long term sickness).
Assessments will be carried out with delegates on selected workstations. On completion the delegate will have an understanding of current legislation, understand why assessments are undertaken, be aware of the main hazards associated with incorrect set up, demonstrate correct set up to the user, techniques and posture and carry out a basic DSE assessment and record the findings.