Online DSE Training & Risk Assessment
Train your employees effectively and help them stay safe in the workplace with ErgoWize. Easily identify, manage and eliminate risk and streamline your entire DSE compliance process from our versatile management platform.
How it works
|1||Streamline your entire DSE training and management process. Automatically enrol employees on training during onboarding.|
|2||After training, employees complete a DSE risk assessment that helps them self resolve low-level issues and escalate high-level risks to admins.|
|3||Using our versatile dashboard, administrators can prioritise, manage, and resolve risks and compile actionable reports to eliminate DSE issues.|
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EssentialSkillz DSE FAQs
No. Training should be provided to any employee who ‘habitually uses display screen equipment as a significant part of their normal work’.
This includes employees who use an alternative means of work such as agile workers, home workers and hotdesking. Training and assessment must reflect the DSE users setup and address relevant setup options, health concerns and preventative measures.
Training should clearly outline the risks involved in prolonged DSE work and how they can be avoided. To be effective, training should cover:
- Effective workstation setup
- How to arrange desk space effectively
- How to adjust screens and lighting
- Health risks associated with DSE use
- Why breaks and changes in activity are important
- How to report problems with equipment
- How to report health concerns
Training should be regularly assessed and updated to ensure it is effective, relevant and meets the needs of the target user.
A DSE risk assessment is an assessment of risk that specifically covers the way we use computers, laptops, tablets and other display screens at work.
Like most health and safety assessments, a DSE assessment looks at how a display screen is used and examines any risks that may be involved.
The main goal of an assessment is to make sure that an employees workstation is set up correctly, the equipment used is fit for purpose, and that risk is identified, eliminated or severely reduced.
Yes. DSE is a legal requirement that both employers and employees must abide by.
Under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 , employers are required to:
- Provide training and information for workers
- Conduct a DSE workstation assessment
- Take steps to reduce or eliminate risks
- Ensure employees take regular breaks
- Provide an eye test if a worker on request
Failure to implement these actions can lead to penalties, fines and in severe cases criminal proceedings being brought against the employer by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (Sections 7-9) employees are required to co-operate with their employer regarding health and safety in the workplace and complete any training that relates to work equipment.
Failure to comply with reasonable health and safety procedures can lead to disciplinary action or potential dismissal as well as fines brought by the HSE.
DSE requirements can vary from business to business. As a result training and assessments should take place at regular intervals that the employer feels appropriate regarding their workplace.
In addition to periodic training and assessment, there are a variety of situations where they may be conducted at earlier intervals:
- When a new workstation is set up
- When a new user starts work
- When an employee returns to work after an extended leave
- If changes are made to an existing workstation or the way it’s used
- If users complain of pain or discomfort
Moving your DSE process online can bring a number of positive benefits:
- Online training is cost-effective and requires less administrative oversight
- Training can be edited and regularly updated to the specific requirements of individuals
- Assessments can be deployed quickly and efficiently
- After training, users can self assess their workstation and resolve low-level risks, reducing the number of desk visits admins need to make.
- Compliance issues can be easily identified and targeted for resolution
- Administrators can maintain a complete history of issues raised and actions taken to resolve them
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Maximise engagement with interactive and engaging scenario based training.
Our DSE training is fully optimised & regularly updated to comply with current legislation.
All of our courses are RoSPA approved, ensuring you receive the highest standard of training.
From stretches to rest breaks, our DSE training helps users to stay active and healthy in the workplace.
Use our Q&A bank or add your own. Set essential questions so that users understand the key health and safety issues.
Instruct users in the correct set-up and use of their workstation, so they can keep performing at their best.
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5 reasons why Online DSE Training and risk assessment is important for success
A simple solution with a big impact
Organisations always strive to be more efficient, conducting audit after audit to find areas where processes can be streamlined and ROI improved.
But for all the auditing and analysis, one of the best places to start is right on the frontline – in the office.
Healthy employees are happier employees
It goes without saying that for a business to thrive, you need thriving employees, and DSE can have a big impact on employee wellbeing.
Year on year reports by the Health and Safety Executive note that employees report high levels of related to DSE related issues, with headaches, soreness and eye strain serving as a common denominator in cases of absentee and presenteeism. And these are only a small number of concerns that relate to DSE; prolonged and unregulated use can lead to ongoing neck, shoulder, back, arm and wrist issues.
A dedicated and actionable approach to DSE training can significantly reduce health-related issues which can increase productivity and efficiency, greatly improve morale and have a positive impact on employee wellbeing.
Keep pace with technology
The role of technology is constantly changing as new and improved processes become available. Work tasks that once required large, dedicated set-ups can now be completed on increasingly smaller devices, and they can be used virtually anytime, anywhere.
From desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones and even VR headsets, administrators should ensure that training reflects the diverse array of technology that falls under DSE regulations and that employees receive training that’s relevant to their needs.
While it’s exciting to see so many organisations increasingly being to explore the benefits of emerging technology, it’s clear that DSE training must evolve with developments in the workplace in order to effectively safeguard employee health and wellbeing.
...and the workplace too
Screen-based tech has not only changed how we work but the way we work as well. The rapid evolution of internet connectivity has given rise to flexible workstyles that move beyond the traditional office space.
Today, many organisations have begun to explore these new methods of working, from open-plan offices to agile working and hotdesking, to name a few.
With so many organisations exploring beyond the confines of the office, the ability to ensure that every employee has a safe and effective set-up can be a gargantuan and costly task.
How do you assess multiple user setups across a wide array of unique needs and requirements?
Simple. By moving the process online.
On online solution means that from home workers to digital nomads, every employee will be able to complete DSE training and risk assessments that are tailored to their work style, and administrators are able to effectively manage DSE compliance.
As the contemporary workplace dynamics continue to evolve, it’s crucial that organisations invest in an effective DSE solution that’s not only relevant but can adapt to rapid changes that take place in the workplace.
Effective DSE management in one place
Moving training and assessment online to reach employees on an organisational level is an effective way to manage DSE in the workplace, but there are other benefits the move can bring.
Chief among them is the ability to direct and manage everything from one, central platform. By moving online, organisations are not only able to train hundreds or even thousands of employees and assess their needs, but significantly cut down on administrative time, cost and resources in the process.
It also makes reporting on organisational DSE compliance performance easier and more transparent. Relevant DSE data can be collated and broken down so administrators can gain insight into how effective their DSE performance is and where it can be improved.
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