Display screen equipment (DSE) risk management – Buxton, 7 July 2016

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HSL is to run a 1 day course on Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management.

7 July 2016

HSL is to run a 1 day course on DSE management (including office
risk assessment and risk management of mobile device).


Display screen technology, such as computers, laptops,
smartphones and tablet PCs are common in all aspects of our lives.
 Our exposure to these devices continues to increase, with
reported levels of up to 9 hours per day spent consuming media on a
display screen device.   While the musculoskeletal (MSD) risks
from such device are relatively low, the increased exposure does
mean that the effects of preventable risks such as poor or fixed
postures can accumulate and lead to problems.  HSE statistics
(2014/15) indicate that 44% of cases of work related illness
involves MSDs, which result in 40% of working days lost.  Data
from the general practitioners scheme (THOR-GP) suggests that
“keyboard work”  are significant contributors to both lower
back and upper limb disorders.

This course, delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists, will
provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk
management and with the documentation to provide your employer with
risk assessments.   The course covers the key elements
for office DSE risk assessment and management and provides the
information and techniques required to enable anyone to become a
DSE assessor.  We also discuss risk management for less common
DSE issues such as hot-desking and dual screens, and mobile
technology such as tablet pcs, smartphones and laptops. 
Guidance on how to set up a computer workstation in the office is
mirrored for home activity or when you are on the move with

The course will cover:

  • Why DSE?  Legal, moral, financial reasons

  • How do we get injured

  • What’s the best posture

  • Achieving good posture at the workstation

  • Alternative pointing device

  • Practical assessment

  • Break requirements from DSE

  • Mobile DSE risks and risk management

Who should attend?

The course will be most beneficial for health and safety
providers, with limited knowledge / experience of DSE risk
management who wish to become a DSE assessor. However, it will also
be relevant to those who wish to update or consolidate their
knowledge and experience as a DSE assessor.


The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


The cost of this course is £425 per person (includes course
notes, lunch and refreshments).

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Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.

For further dates and additional information email:
or contact the Training & Conferences Unit

at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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