Approximately 27 million working days were lost due to work-related illness or workplace injury during 2012. Some of these are injuries and illnesses that can be easily avoided. This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand those risks and how to control and act upon any likely hazards. A great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and safety at work, this is also beneficial for general knowledge. Completed online with auto-marked assessments, this programme can be completed in your own time.

  • Place of study: Learn from home
  • Type of course: Online distance learning course with no exams
  • Course duration: An average of 4 hours
  • Full customer service support will be provided throughout the course.

Within this DSE Risk Assessment training, learners will cover the following:

Section 1: The importance of DSE risk assessments
This section will develop your understanding of the reasons for conducting risk assessments and inform you of the legislation framework relating to DSE risk assessments.

Section 2: Controlling the risks from DSE workstations
This section will enhance your knowledge of the principles of effective DSE workstation design, the main causes of ill health pertinent to using DSE equipment and the corrections that can be made to workstation design to mitigate potential risks.

Section 3: Carrying out a DSE risk assessment
Once you have completed this section, you will fully understand the stages involved in a DSE risk assessment and the parameters in which DSE risk assessments should be reviewed.

For more information visit the skills network website.