Join in our webinar on Mobile DSE Ergonomics

It’s almost a quarter of a century since the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations were introduced to help protect the health of people working with DSE.

In that time, technology has made huge advances. In 1992, when the regulations came into force, nearly all work was done on desk top computers in an office setting. Now, with the advent of mobile technology, more and more workers operate remotely or on the move using laptops, tablets or their phones to keep in touch.

That, in turn, has presented organisations with a different set of problems in ensuring their staff are working safely and correctly with their mobile devices.

Our next monthly webinar, on Friday 15 May, will explore many of these problems and suggest ways to overcome them.

The webinar – Mobile DSE Ergonomics – will be presented by Matthew Birtles, Principal Ergonomist at the Health & Safety Laboratory , an agency of the Health & Safety Executive with a 100-year history of developing health and safety solutions.

Matthew said: “Mobile DSE use such as tablets, smartphones and netbooks is increasing at a dramatic pace and users are exposed to the risk of a variety of recognised musculoskeletal disorders.

“The webinar will discuss some of the research on these common risks and offer suggestions of how they can be managed. We will also provide people with an update on the HSE’s upcoming revision of the DSE guidance.”

The webinar will get under way at 12.30pm and last for approximately half an hour, including time for Q&As. CPD certificates are issued on request to all those taking part.

To register your interest in joining in this or any of our future webinars, which are usually held on the third Friday of the month, please click here.

If you’ve missed any of our previous talks, you can catch up with them on the webinars page of our website – - where you will also find a full list of future topics and dates.