Virtual DSE Training and Assessments
Our display screen equipment (DSE) training and assessments are suitable for home or office-based employees and ensure that your business is being fully compliant with The Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations 1992).
This is a basic assessment of your employee’s workspace where they may be using a computer, iPad, and/or other devices, such as a phone.
We offer two ways types of services to complete this legal requirement:
1. Interactive group webinars and DSE self-assessment:
A live and interactive group webinar with an occupational health physiotherapist to show your employees how to assess their own work area. This is packed full of tips for good working practices to help them look after their own physical and mental health. We also introduce ‘desk-a-cise’ exercises for sedentary workers which they can access through a rehabilitation app. We then send your employees a DSE self-assessment form which we will check through and create a RAG rated summary report to ‘traffic-light’ those employees who need additional support.
2. Virtual DSE assessment and physiotherapy advice:
A one-to-one secure video consultation with an occupational health physiotherapist to review your employee’s desk area and ensure the set-up meets regulatory standards and they are using the equipment correctly. This assessment is for employees without any underlying injury or concern. A short checklist-style report is provided which details any recommendations.
They are suitable for employees who are home or office-based.
Advanced Ergonomic Assessments
Advanced ergonomic desk assessment are for employees who have an underlying health condition or other challenges in the workplace. We will complete a health/injury interview, ergonomic review, and physiotherapy assessment to best support your employee.
This includes a comprehensive report with easy-to-use recommendations on how best to support your employee in the workplace. This could include work adjustments, equipment recommendations, skill development, or other occupational health recommendations. Where appropriate, we will also give physiotherapy advice and an individualised rehabilitation programme to help injury recovery.
They are suitable for employees who are home or office-based as these are available virtually (via secure video consultation) with a physiotherapist, or face-to-face with our assessors.
If equipment is recommended, we can help you source and order this through our ergonomic equipment partner.
Vocational Workplace Assessments
A vocational workplace assessment involves our occupational health physiotherapist meeting your employee at their place of work for a face-to-face assessment.
They are for sedentary desk-based employees or for those in more physically demanding roles who require more support with returning to work after an extended period of absence or significant injury.
The assessment typically takes 2-3 hours and gives your employee the opportunity to discuss their health and work, unpick the work demands required in their role, and importantly compare their ability to complete these inlight of their injury.
Our physiotherapists are also there to assess the environment within the work area to risk assess how the employee can manage but also if any additional equipment or work considerations are required before they return to work.
The vocational workplace assessment report extensively reviews the underlying health condition, fully details the physical demands of the roles, outlines each work related, and any recommendations that you may need to consider.
These assessments are extremely useful for employees who have been off for an extended period of time, are nervous about a return to work or there is not a return to work plan yet in place.