During these unprecedented times huge numbers of people are working from home. You may be lucky enough to have your own home office or you may be balancing your laptop on the wonky table in the sitting room. Either way, you may well be there for some time. So, how about a free DSE course?
Looking after yourself is important so we’ve decided to let the entire nation have our Display Screen Equipment (DSE) course for free.
(Well, until the end of April anyway, we’re not completely mad).
The DSE course takes less than 30 minutes, is fully accredited by CPD and you’ll get a nice certificate to put on the fridge when you finish. It’s not that dull e-Learning rubbish either; it’s delivered by streamed video and, even if we say so ourselves, it’s pretty funny too.
So. As an antidote to boredom and to improve your chances of coming through all this without chronic backache or double vision, just sign up for the course and have a smile whilst you’re learning.
Just enter this code DSEFREE in the box when you checkout.
Display Screen Equipment Training course.
The HSE states that a very high proportion of workers using display screen equipment report aches and pains and eye discomfort. These afflictions can cause misery for the sufferers and can be responsible for lower productivity and high rates of absence. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 aim to protect the health of people who work with DSE. This Display screen equipment training course will prevent these issues occurring.
Some of the things you’ll learn are quite straightforward; sitting at your desk correctly, resting your eyes and making sure you position your monitor so you’re not under any strain. There’s plenty of advice on other good habits that you’ll need to consider too.
This is DSE training and no-one wins if the trainee isn’t concentrating. Shout Out Safety courses are entertaining exactly because we’re serious about Health & Safety training. Learning is easier when people are engaged (and they engage much more when they’re entertained).
Who is the Display Screen Equipment Training course for?
Anyone who works with Display Screen Equipment including all forms of computers, PCs, laptops, tablets, phones or any other sort of equipment that has a visual display screen.
About the Display Screen Equipment Training course
This course is in 4 sections which cover the following topics:
- What is Display Screen Equipment?
- Injuries associated with poor use of DSE
- Best practice in using DSE
- Eye problems associated with DSE and how to avoid them
- Using mobile and handheld DSE
There are 4 banks of questions which you will need to answer. Achieve the passmark and you’ll be able to move onto the next section.
This DSE course is accredited and endorsed by The CPD Certification Service. Once you’ve completed the course you’ll be able to immediately download a unique, personalized and endorsed certificate to keep with your records or to pass onto your employer.
When do I get my certificate?
Unlike many e-Leaning courses, you’ll get you certificate immediately after you pass the course. It will be in your name and you can download it as soon as you’ve watched all the clips and successfully passed the tests.
How long is this course going to take?
We suggest you allocate 30 minutes. It’s short but it contains the essential information you need to know.
How is the free DSE course delivered?
The course is presented as a set of four short video clips. Simply press play and the first clip will be shown. Watch it, concentrate on the information and after the clip finishes there will be a set of questions for you to answer on the information you’ve just watched.
Is there a passmark?
Yes. Every set of questions requires you to get 75% to move on to the next clip.
Can I re-sit the test?
Yes you can. If you don’t get the 75% pass mark you can re-sit the test but the questions are likely to be different to the ones you just attempted.
Can I watch the clip again?
Yes you can. As many times as you want to.
Can I fast forward through the clip?
No, we’ve disabled that facility. When we were setting these courses up we looked at some other e-Learning courses out there and found out we could fast forward to the end of each section. In our opinion, that’s no way to learn. This stuff is important and could save lives and stop accidents and injuries – that’s why we make sure that you have to watch the video through to the end.
Why are the courses delivered by video?
Watching moving images and swiftly decoding the messages within, is second nature to us all. The average viewer in the UK watches more than 3 hand a half hours of TV a day. What better way to receive information whilst at work? But there’s another key reason. On average video learners score 37 percent better than text learners on a post-training test. On retention tests given a few days following the training session, video learners’ scores were 45 percent greater when compared to the text group. (University of Twente, 2012)
Training by video is simply a more effective way to learn. And that’s why we made the free DSE course like we did.
Is the video just someone talking at me?
Nope. We create scenarios, we interview victims and medical experts, we show what you should be doing and a lot of the things you shouldn’t be doing. We make these videos as entertaining as we can. When you’re entertained, you’re concentrating. That’s key. We also use a professional crew and the outstanding actor, Mark Roper.
“Copy-takers in a newspaper’s advertising department carried out repetitive keying-in work for prolonged periods, at desks shared with workers on other shifts. The workstations were not well designed and staff were working in constrained postures.
A number of staff were diagnosed with musculoskeletal disorders and there was a lot of sickness absence and high staff turnover.
The company chose to use a consultant ergonomist to assess the work environment and suggest changes to alleviate the risks of MSD’s. It was decided to reorganise work schedules to reduce some of the pressures on staff. Managers were made responsible for ensuring that workers took breaks from continuous keyboard work, and a rest room was provided. New chairs were bought and desks were provided that were height adjustable, making it easier for shift workers using the same desk to adapt their workstation.
The changes succeeded in reducing sickness absences and staff turnover.”Paragraph