Environmental Hazards

DSE & Ergonomics

This course aims to provide learners with an introduction to the rules and regulations that govern the use of display screen equipment (DSE), the health risks associated with DSE and the importance of ergonomics in maintaining good health .
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Learning Outcomes


LO1 Explain what is meant by ‘display screen equipment’

LO2 Identify the regulations that govern the use of display screen equipment

LO3 Explain the responsibilities that employers have under the Health and Safety regulations 

LO4 Define what is meant by ‘ergonomics’

LO5 Explain why ergonomics should be considered when using display screen equipment

LO6 Describe the main health risks associated with using display screen equipment

LO7 Explain how to minimise the ergonomic risks associated with using display screen equipment (setting up a workstation)

LO8 Identify the measures that should be considered when using a laptop or portable device

LO9 Identify the measures that should be considered when hot-desking