VDU Assessors Course


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. 

Under the regulations employers are required to assess all VDU workstations and the general working environment paying attention to both physical and mental issues and subsequently introducing measures to control all risks identified.  


The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to carry out VDU assessments in the workplace. Ideally the participants should have good verbal and written communication skills plus good observational skills.

Course Duration & Fee:

  • DURATION: One Day  (9.30 am - 3.30 pm)
  • FEE:      195 per delegate. (Includes tuition, documentation and certification)

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course  participants will:

-        Understand the legal requirements in relation to working with VDUs.

-        Identify the ergonomic factors in workstation layouts

-        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 prepare relevant reports.

Course Content: 

o    Safety, Health & Welfare Act 2005.

-           General Applications 2007 Regulation S.I. No 299

-           Display Screen Equipment Regulations

o    Introduction to ergonomics

o    Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

o    Reduction of Risks in relation to Display Screen Equipment

o    VDU Assessment criteria: equipment, furniture, environment, tasks & software.


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