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VDU Assessment - Health and Safety Guidelines  (see also - Workstation Tips)
Intelligent Health Systems's VDU Assessment Courses are aimed at meeting the requirements
of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 (& subsequent
amendments) that apply to Visual Display Systems (VDUs) in the workplace.
Under the Safety, Health
and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007, employers are required
to analyse VDU workstations and work environments to assess the risks
to the health and safety of users and to reduce these risks to
the lowest practicable level. Employers are required to pay particular attention to
eyesight, physical difficulties and mental stress and carry out appropriate steps to control any
IHS provides a VDU assessment service to employers
whereby a consultant visits the employer’s premises and caries out an
assessment. The employer’s VDU workstations are ergonomically assessed and
recommendations are made to enable the employer to adhere to the VDU regulations.
VDU Workstation Assessors Course – 1 Day:
Assessor course is a comprehensive one-day course specially designed for
employers who wish to carry out their own VDU Workstation Assessments.
This course is delivered on-site, allowing full customisation of the practical component of the course to the employer's offices.
IHS's VDU Assessment Course is aimed at
meeting the requirements of the Safety Health and Welfare (General Applications) Regulations, 2007 that apply to VDU Assessment in the
workplace. Implications of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 will be covered. On completion of the programme participants will be able to:
- List and explain the legal requirements in
relation to working with VDUs
- List employee’s entitlements under current
legislation relating to VDUs
- Identify the ergonomic factors in workstation
- Describe the postural implications of
- Understand the factors that constitute an
- Identify the hazards and assess the risks
specific to VDUs and the Office Environment
Carry out VDU workstation assessments and advise
operators on the methods of work
Participants are provided with materials to allow them to carry out VDU
workstation assessments in their own workplace.
The course is highly participative and incorporates
the principles and techniques of Problem Based Learning (PBL).
Participants take an active role in all modules.
They are provided with a variety of checklists to facilitate them in
assessing VDU workstations in their workplace.