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McCrudden Training

Eastbourne & District Chamber of Commerce

Workshop TitleWell adjusted: workstation assessor training

Summary of the overall aims of the course

Poor work station ergonomics can lead to serious and long-term musculoskeletal injuries, as well as sickness absence. Providing a safe workplace environment, including workstation, is a legal responsibility. But that's not easy to do if you don't know what to look for, and what to change.

This short course will train your staff to conduct workstation station assessments and address any issues they find. Delegates will learn about back care, injury prevention and risk reduction. Then using a template provided, delegates will conduct a workstation analysis.

Course objectives

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the task related, DSE, furniture and environmental risks related to workstations;
  • Explain the possible ill-health and injury consequences of poor workstation design;
  • Describe administrative and physical control measures (including eye sight testing, and measures for pregnant workers);
  • Demonstrate correct workstation layout and posture; and
  • Evaluate hazards and risks in workstation use with a checklist and template.

Target audience

This course is aimed at ‘would-be’ DSE assessors or VDU assessors, HR professionals, or anyone in the workplace who has responsibility for health & safety or may be required to assess the risks in their own, or other workstations.

This course is most cost effective for workplaces with 5 or more staff who spend a significant percentage of their day working from desks. (if you have less than 5 staff, why not contact us to arrange for our health & safety consultant to complete workstation assessments for you?)


Links with national standards

Health & Safety at work (Display Screen Equipment) regulations 1992

Certificates issued through successful completion of this course will support the undertaking of workstation assessments for a period of 2 years. After which it is advisable to re-take the course.


3 hours

Min / Max no. of delegates


Assessment Method

To successfully complete the course, delegates will be required to complete an assessment.


Drawn from our pool of trainers (depending upon availability)


Delegate rate for Edeal clients and Chamber Members £58