All the dates and locations for our 2015 programme of DSE Assessment Foundation and Post Foundation courses have now been finalised.
We’ll be running more than 40 one-day courses in major towns and cities across the country from Aberdeen to Belfast and Bristol.
These are by some distance our most popular courses and with only 12 delegate places available for each day, early booking is essential. Our Foundation course in London on 3 February is already fully subscribed and many others are filling up fast. You can see the full 2015 programme by clicking here.
DSE Assessors have a vital role to play not only in ensuring that businesses fulfil their legal duty of care obligations to all desk-based employees but also in helping to reduce the massive cost to the country of sickness absence caused by musculoskeletal disorders.
Millions of people each year suffer MSDs caused or made worse by time spent sitting at work. The costs are huge both in terms of individual suffering and corporate finances. Back and other work-related upper limb disorders accounted for a sizeable chunk of the estimated £29bn that was lost to the UK economy last year by workplace absences.
So identifying and reducing the health risks to staff who spend much of their time working with display screen equipment is not only a legal requirement for employers, it’s also a financial imperative.
Our Foundation course provides delegates with a full understanding of the requirements of the DSE regulations and guidelines; how to identify and reduce the risks to staff; and how to provide the necessary feedback to the DSE users and managers within their companies.
The Post Foundation course offers more advanced training, furthers knowledge of the risks associated with incorrect working postures and provides updates on how and when to use the latest ergonomic equipment.