The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007, outline the requirements that must be adhered to in relation to Visual Display Unit (VDU) or Display Screen Equipment (DSE).
These regulations apply to any employee If they have no alternative but to use the VDU or DSE to carry out her/his work, or if the employee normally uses the VDU / DSE for continuous periods of more than one hour or if the VDU is generally used by the employee on a daily basis.
With the average person working at a keyboard performing between 50,000 to 200,000 keystrokes a day, We at Health-Safety.ie provide Ergonomic Training Courses for small, medium and large businesses and organisations on a nationwide basis throughout Ireland.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) states that only competent persons can carry out the risk assessment of an employee's workstation. The HSA define a competent person as A person is deemed to be competent if he or she possesses sufficient training, experience and knowledge appropriate to conducting a risk assessment of a workstation.
Depending on the situation, this may be an internal person or it may be external expertise. You need to be satisfied that the person conducting the risk assessment is capable of doing so properly and effectively. We offer our tailored services using only trained, skilled and experienced Ergonomic Training Course specialists with enormous experience in industry as well as class room environments, thereby ensuring the highest levels of both professionalism and affordability.
This ergonomic course content includes an examination of ergonomic workstation hazards and risks, ergonomic equipment, the ergonomic assessment process along with the principles of ergonomic workstation risk assessments.
A full practical ergonomic exercise of assessing workstation(s) using meters to measure light, temperature, humidity and noise levels and review of the results is also included.
The course duration is a half day and has a maximum participation level of 6 candidates per course. Those participants who successfully complete the course are awarded a Ergonomic Training Course certificate which is valid for 3 years from date of issue.
Our ergonomic training courses are practical, and as they are held on your premises, are suitable for all in-house personnel with a sound understanding of general health and safety, including Safety Reps,In House Trainers, General Employees, Supervisors and Managers within your organisation.
We would welcome the opportunity to submit a proposal covering ergonomic training for your company.
If our ergonomic training course proposal is accepted we can normally arrange a site visit within 5-10 working days. We also endeavour to facilitate any urgent requests where possible.
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