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Display Screen Equipment Training Videos

At ELO Media we create engaging and compelling display screen equipment training videos that include live action and computer graphics to illustrate the key features of DSE training.

Most office based employees use DSE as a significant part of their daily work routine and incorrect use of display screen equipment can lead to health problems or eye strain.  Typically our videos encourage everyone who uses DSE to complete a self-assessment questionnaire annually or following any significant changes, such as an office move or change of software.

The display screen equipment training videos provide information on how to make adjustments to and employees chair and workstation, and that:

– Their back is in constant contact with the chair backrest and adjust the backrest to fully support the lumbar area

– Their hips should be higher than their knees.  If their feet cannot rest flat on the floor, a footrest may be required

– The space under their desk is clear, so their legs can point forward and they can vary their posture

– The screen and keyboard are directly in front of them

– There’s space between the keyboard and the edge of the desk

– Their forearms are horizontal and in line with the keyboard

– The mouse is within easy reach

– For touch typists, the screen should be set with the top level with the eyes.  If they are not a touch typist, a lower screen height might be more comfortable

– Staff take regular work breaks and micro-pauses

One of the most important aspects of DSE training is carrying out a risk assessment. Here’s a quick guide on the essentials.

How to carry out a DSE risk assessment

Many of us spend a large portion of our working day sat at a desk in front of a computer screen, so it’s important that our office space and equipment is set up in a way that minimises any negative health effects. Display screen equipment training videos contain safety critical information that prevent problems from occurring.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) includes computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to carry out a DSE risk assessment.

1) Identify who will be using the DSE and for how long. This might be yourself, your team or your organisation as a whole. It’s important to consider how often people use the equipment and for how long each time.

2) Find out about any pre-existing health conditions which may be exacerbated by using DSE. These might include conditions such as neck or back pain, repetitive strain injury (RSI) or eye conditions such as dry eye syndrome.

3) Consider the work environment and whether there are any additional factors which could cause problems. For example, is the lighting adequate? Is the temperature comfortable? Is there enough space to position the equipment correctly?

4) Look at the set-up of the equipment itself. Is the screen at the correct height? Is the keyboard and mouse positioned correctly? Is everything within easy reach?

5) Give employees regular breaks from looking at screens. The 20-20-20 rule is a good guideline – every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

6) Encourage employees to take their annual leave entitlement and make sure they use it! A break from work will do them good and help to prevent issues such as burnout.

7) Make sure employees know how to report any discomfort they feel or problems they experience when using DSE so that you can address them quickly.

8) Review your risk assessment regularly and update it as necessary. As well as changes to individual circumstances, new technology or changes to office layout can also affect things so it’s important to keep on top of things.

Conclusion: Although we might not realise it, many of us spend a significant portion of our day staring at screens – whether we’re working on a laptop, browsing on our phone or catching up with friends on social media. It’s therefore important that we take steps to minimise any negative effects this might have on our health, and carrying out regular DSE risk assessments is one way of doing this. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily assess the risks in your workplace and put measures in place to mitigate them.

These are just a few points that we usually include alongside clear video footage. So, if you want a display screen equipment training video please contact us here at ELO Media.

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