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Display Screen Equipment/Visual Display Unit Risk Assessor


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Display Screen Equipment/Visual Display Unit Risk Assessor

Duration: 1 day

  • 1 day
  • Thu 10 Nov 2022 | 09:30 - 17:00


The Display Screen Equipment/Visual Display Unit Risk Assessment course is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out DSE risk assessments in their own organisations. Learn how to carry out Display Screen Equipment/Visual Display Unit Ergonomic Assessments within your workplace and understand the scope of the legal requirements relating to the use of DSE, including the risk assessment steps to be taken in relation to home workers.

At the end of the programme participants will:

  • Ensure that the general use of equipment is not a source of risk for the employee 
  • Perform an analysis of workstations in order to evaluate the safety and health conditions to which it gives rise for employees, particularly as regards possible risks to eyesight, physical problems and problems of mental stress and, on the basis of that evaluation, take appropriate measures to remedy any risks found


This programme is for:

Those who hold a role with responsibilities for managing, supervising, leading employees in the place of work and are charged with carrying out Display Screen Equipment ergonomic risk assessments. Regular attendees include facilities managers, HR professionals, safety officers, line managers, supervisors and others whose employees use Display Screen Equipment.



Programme participants are encouraged to express their views and experiences.  The programme facilitates participant discussion to ensure a thorough understanding of the key points and their application. Real life case studies and exercises will be used to ensure a real practical understanding of each topic.

Programme Schedule

  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • General Application Regulations 2007
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ergonomic Principals
  • Workstation Layout
  • Workplace Design
  • Posture and Anthropometrics
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Assessment Techniques
  • DSE/ VDU Checklists
  • Performing a DSE/ VDU Assessment
  • DSE/VDU Homeworking Risk Assessment

Programme Director

Sean Rooney

Sean is a facilitator with lbec Management Training team and has been involved in Occupational Health & Safety for 15 Years in various different capacities.  

With a Higher Diploma in Safety & Health at Work from UCD, Sean has consulted with many high profile customers on important projects such as training course design, claims management, hazard identification and risk reduction. Sean is also an experienced Food Safety consultant, First Aid, Fire Safety and Manual Handling Instructor. 

I attended the Display Screen Equipment Visual Display Unit Ergonomic Assessments programme at Ibec. 

The programme was very well presented. The information was very relative to my role and I feel I can apply what I have learned in my role and improve the process.

Joanne Burch

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