At the end of the course the participants will understand the legal requirements in relation to working with VDUs. They will be able to identify the ergonomic factors in workstation layouts, identify the hazards and assess the risks specific to each work station and describe the postural implications of using workstations and the associated prevention methods. They will be able to conduct ergonomic and VDU assessments and prepare relevant reports.
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.
- DURATION: One Day (9.30 am – 3.30 pm)
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
– Conduct ergonomic and VDU assessments and prepare relevant reports.
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