ErgoWize Workstation Ergonomics Online eLearning

ErgoWize is an online DSE Training and Workstation Assessment system - the simplest way to achieve compliance across your entire workforce. Trusted by some of the best organisations in the UK.

Using a computer workstation incorrectly can cause ill-health such as musculoskeletal disorders, stress and visual fatigue. The ErgoWize ergonomic course will help users work comfortably and safely at their workstation. Under The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 Display screen equipment users need to assess their working environment and be provided with training on how to reduce the level of risk.

Prolonged sitting can cause a range of health issues from feeling fatigued at the end of the day to more serious conditions in the long-term. This course instructs users in the correct setup and safe use of their computer workstation, desk and chair.  There is information on how to reduce stress and visual fatigue and other common problems that can occur when sharing a working environment.  By completing this course, users will benefit from an increased awareness of ergonomic related hazards and instruction on how to avoid them.

There are detailed images and interactions showing the correct sitting position, keying position and hand placement when using the mouse.  There are additional videos showing exercises and stretching techniques used to help reduce the amount of stress placed on joints and muscles when sitting for long periods of time.

Main Sections within the course:

  • ErgoWize Overview
  • Correct Posture
  • Workstation Set-up
  • Additional Issues
  • Exercises
  • Final Test
  • To inform computer users of the health risks associated with using a computer workstation.
  • To highlight the health issues associated with incorrect / prolonged sitting .
  • To show how to adjust and position the user's chair and the importance of varying posture.
  • To detail how to set-up and manage the user's workstation including the correct positioning and use of keyboard and mouse, screen and other items.
  • To explain how to effectively manage visual fatigue.
  • To show how to manage the type of stress that can arise from workstation use.
  • To list the risks associated with using mobile devices and how to minimise the risk of injury.
  • To show a range of exercises designed to target areas affected by workstation use.
  • To detail the importance of alerting management to any ill-health symptoms or issues with the user's computer workstation.

An organisation must ensure that workers are protected from possible hazards which includes ensuring that their workstations are ergonomic and comfortable to use.
Users will benefit from an increased awareness of Workstation Ergonomics related hazards and will be provided with instruction on how to avoid such hazards.

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Once the course is completed users will be required to take a final test consisting of 10 randomly generated questions. The final test has a minimum pass rate requirement of 70%.

Organisations can make numerous edits to the course modules and the test questions, additionally tests pass rate can be changed to maintain the required standard of knowledge within the organisation.

On successfully completion of the test users can download and print off a company branded certificate.

The Health and Safety Laboratories (HSL) have reviewed the EssentialSkillz ErgoWize Course and Assessment and have provided independent verification that it reflects good practice and provides recommendations in accordance with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on Work with Display Screen Equipment. Click on the thumbnail to view the confirmation letter

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