The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) (DSE) Regulations 1992 require employers to assess both the workstation and the working environment of employees who regularly use computer workstations and display screen equipment. The Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment training aims to provide supervisors and employees with knowledge and understanding of the DSE risk assessment process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment.
The specification is based on the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance to the regulations and has been accredited by the Qualifications Regulators at Level 2 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The online assessment task relates directly to the candidate’s workplace and tests the application of learning in a practical context.
While the Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment is a stand-alone qualification, it allows for lateral progression to other British Safety Council Level 2 qualifications covering specific risk assessments in COSHH, Fire and Manual Handling, and vertical progression to the Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.
Relationship to National Occupational Standards
The content of the Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment has been mapped to Units HSS1 and HSS6 of the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
The qualification comprises one mandatory unit (DSE Risk Assessment Y/602/1420). The learning outcomes state what a candidate will be expected to know, understand or be able to do and the assessment criteria describe the requirements that a candidate is expected to meet to demonstrate a learning outcome has been achieved.
(the learner will . . .)
(the learner can . . .)
1. Understand the importance of
DSE risk assessments
Outline the reasons for conducting DSE risk
Outline the main legislation relating to DSE risk
2. Understand the principles of
controlling the risks from DSE
Identify the principles of good ergonomic workstation design
Outline the main causes of ill-health relating to DSE use
Describe corrections that can be applied to workstation design to control identified risks
3. Understand how a DSE risk
assessment is undertaken
Describe the stages involved in a DSE risk assessment
Outline the circumstances in which a DSE risk
assessment should be reviewed
Successful achievement of the learning outcomes for the above unit will earn a candidate two credits.
DSE Risk Assessment Training is currently available as In Business Training at your premises for groups.
Cost for the courses is:
In Business Training – £x for delivery per day for a group of up to 12-15, (ex vat and travel)