Workstation Setup Training Course
This Workstation Setup Training course covers the misunderstood basics of assessing a workstation. Though it seems trivial on the surface, it is highly overlooked and could cause long term health problems and even injuries from not using the right equipment and not rectifying an incorrect posture.
Turn on a computer, pull out a chair, sit down and start to work. Repeat this daily, and like many others, repeat this yearly. The Workstation Setup Training will highlight having bad posture or using equipment incorrectly over a period of years can cause long-term health hazards, which could result in eye strain, back and neck ache or, in severe cases, MSDs - Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Setting up your workstation correctly can have lots of benefits, including increased motivation and concentration. It is also important to take appropriate regular breaks to ensure that you are stretching your muscles and exercising your eyes. The online Workstation Setup Training course explores the ergonomics involved for a thorough assessment.
- Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
- Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
- Accredited by CPD
- Certificate on successful completion
- Course duration: 30 minutes
- Unlimited resits at no cost
Who is this Online Workstation Setup Training for?
This course has been designed to help anyone who requires a workstation to fulfil their working duties; this could either be within an office or at home. Since there are many jobs that require computers, it is important that the workstation has been set up correctly.
Workstation Setup Training Certification
Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Workstation Setup Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.
Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.
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The aim of this course is to provide a good level of knowledge on how to set up a workstation sufficiently and correctly. This will benefit the worker by improving productivity and can also help to avoid any strain or injuries whilst at their workstation.
On completion of this Workstation Setup course, you should be able to:
- Identify what ‘workstation setup’ means
- List the benefits of a good workstation setup
- List some tips on how to keep your workstation in good working order
- Name some health hazards caused by working intensively with DSE (display screen equipment)
- Identify what MSDs/Musculoskeletal disorders are and how they can be caused
- Identify how to assess the risks at your workstation
- Give examples of how to assess the individual’s needs at the workstation
- Identify the term ‘ergonomics’
- Recognise how to plan a workstation
- List how to adjust an office chair correctly to the user
- Identify how to use a keyboard correctly
- List different types of portable DSE
- Identify how to avoid eye strain
- Give examples of how to take breaks at work and why they are important
- Identify key factors that go into creating an ideal workspace
- Identify how to set up a workstation whilst working from home
Training Course Content
This course is made up of the following modules:
An Introduction to Workstation Setup
This section introduces the learner to the course. It looks at what Workstation setup means and explains why it is important.
Module 1 - Benefits and Hazards Relating to Workstation Setup
This section of the course concentrates on the health benefits of a good workstation setup if it is done correctly. It also looks at the health hazards surrounding poor workstation setup, such as MSDs, eye strain and shoulder, neck, and back pain.
Module 2 - Planning the Workstation
This section of the course covers why planning the workstation setup correctly is essential and all the factors that go into it. This includes ergonomics of the workstation, seating, display screens and keyboards. It investigates how to set up and use each one correctly to ensure that risks to health are minimised.
Module 3 - Working Environments and Regular Breaks
In this final section, you cover how the workspace and environment of the workstation can impact the mood and productivity of a worker. Having the correct lighting, temperature, and appealing work surroundings can help motivate employees. This section also covers why maintaining regular breaks is important, as it can prevent hazards to health such as eye strain and backache.
On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.
The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.
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