VDU Assessor Training Course

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VDU Assessor Training Course Service

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 that employee has no choice but to use the VDU to carry out her/his work, or if the employee normally uses the VDU 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, ADSC Limited provides VDU Assessor Training 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 VDU Assessor Training specialists with enormous experience in industry as well as class room environments, thereby ensuring the highest levels of both professionalism and affordability.

The course content includes an examination of VDU hazards and risks, VDU equipment, the VDU assessment process along with the principles of VDU workstation risk assessments.

A full practical 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 the ADSC VDU Assessor Training certificate which is valid for 3 years from date of issue.

Our 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 & 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 VDU Assessor training for your company.

If our 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.

VDU Assessor Training Course Information

What is a VDU Assessor?

A VDU Assessor is someone who undertakes VDU Assessments as per the requirement under the General Application Regulations 2007.

What should a VDU Assessor cover as part of a VDU /Assessment?

The following must be taken into account when conducting VDU Assessments,

  • Visual display Unit
  • Keyboard
  • Work desk or work surface
  • Work chair
  • Environment (space requirements, lighting, radiation, noise, heat and humidity)
  • Employee computer interface (software should be suitable for the task and easy to use

A VDU Assessment is specific to each person so if 3 people share a desk for example, 3 assessments are required.

What type of training does a VDU Assessor require?

A VDU Assessor should receive certified training.

They should also have underlying competence / certification particularly if operating commercially. E.g, Many VDU Assessments undertaken commercially are by external Health and Safety Consultants qualified to Degree level.

Who can help with a VDU Assessor Training Course?

We at ADSC Ireland have vast experience delivering VDU Assessor Training Courses and would be delighted to provide a quote. To enable us provide you with a VDU Assessor please provide the following information.

  • Location of your premises
  • Number of employees requiring training.
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