A first look at AssessRite 3.0
Friday 4 November 2016
Business Development Manager, Posturite
Join Ellie Hale in this exclusive first look at AssessRite 3.0 – the latest version of our flagship DSE e-learning course. Technology has completely revolutionised the way we work and with this fast-moving era comes new ergonomic challenges. The latest version of our DSE e-learning course tackles these issues in a fast, comprehensive and interactive way to prepare your business for an increasingly mobile future.
Ellie Hale started at Posturite in 2014 and has quickly established herself as a key member of the WorkRite team.
Prior to joining Posturite, Ellie worked in business development in Sydney, Australia for five years. Her degree is in law which has given her a solid understanding of the legal obligations employers have to their staff with regards to health and safety training to remain compliant. Ellie’s role is to travel to potential clients to demonstrate the WorkRite system and show how it can streamline their processes and procedures.
Q: I need to know explicitly how I am to direct people on the essential basics of logging into the system – to make it easier for me to oversee.
A: Please contact [email protected] to arrange a demonstration of the system and how we will notify all staff about the training.
Q: To what extent does an employer need to provide DSE equipment / accessories for employees regularly working at home using company provided laptops or computers? Examples: desk, lighting, adjustable DSE chair.
Should the burden of responsibility for harm caused by using DSE equipment shift, as many users utilise DSE equipment outside the workplace which significantly contributes to ill health / injury i.e. how many people sit at home with a laptop or iPad for hours?
A: We do not have prescriptive law in this country so the issues you raise need to be addressed by companies on a risk basis.
What accessories or equipment a company provides will be based on knowing the requirements of the jobs in terms of the tasks undertaken, locations and the time taken doing these tasks, there will also be situations where a person has a disability or health issue that might lead the company to make reasonable adjustments.
Companies are not responsible for what people do outside of work but do need to concentrate on ensuring their employees can work effectively whilst looking after their health and safety.
Q: What is the difference between AssessRite and WorkRite?
A: WorkRite is the overall brand and the portal that you log into to use our courses and software. AssessRite is the DSE e-learning course which Ellie is demonstrating today.
Q: Can sections of AssessRite be removed if not applicable to our organisation?
A: Absolutely, the whole course can be tailored if required to meet your needs.
Q: Is glare still an issue with the latest flat screens?
A: Unfortunately yes, for example I have a hybrid laptop with a glass screen which is highly reflective.
Q: What about workstations that are not standard DSE i.e. editing stations etc?
A: If the workstation has a monitor which is in use for a significant part of the end users normal work, it will fall under the DSE Regulations.