CIEHF accredited Advanced DSE assessor course

CIEHF accredited Advanced DSE assessor course - Professional practitionerTM  (2 day)

CPD = 16 hours


Why choose enricoSmog for your Advanced DSE workstation assessor training course?

Who should attend?

Preliminary requirement

Professional competence

Course structure

Course timetable

Course dates and locations

Booking form

Delegate comments

I must say I really enjoyed your training, which was very informative.

HSA, University of Northampton

Why choose enricoSmog for your Advanced DSE workstation assessor training course?

  • We are the only provider of the accredited Advanced DSE assessor professional practitioner course in the UK. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. 

  • We have invested a lot of time and effort to deliver a first rate course designed for assessors to demonstrate personal competence

  • We have an unrivalled reputation for delivering first rate courses throughout the UK, Europe and RoW

  • Course leader – Duncan Abbott  is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors specialist with extensive experience of undertaking complex, in-depth and non-standard DSE assessments throughout the UK and Europe


Who should attend?

  • If you wish to understand workplace wellbeing for the agile screen worker and carry out future proof assessments this course is for you
  • Professionals that carry out or would like to carry out in-depth assessments but have only done a DSE assessor course and/or for professionals seeking reassurance that they are working at a professional level and are not missing any aspect of the assessment

  • Typical delegates include: Occupational Health advisors & OHS professionals, H&S managers and advisors, HR professionals, OHPs etc. Facility Managers and advisors, Rehabilitation and vocational consultants, OTs, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Therapists, Specialist product suppliers and others


Preliminary requirement

You must have:

  • Sufficient experience as a DSE assessor and be actively carrying out DSE assessments

  • Successfully completed a CIEHF accredited DSE assessor course (we may accept other courses and those with experience or qualification – please call to discuss)


Professional competence

  • Employers and clients need to know if you are competent, on successful completion of this course it will aid your ability to demonstrate competence, through gaining the CIEHF accredited Advanced DSE assessor course certificate. 

  • The course will give you a bge of competence that few others will have and so separate you from the competition

Professional competence assessment

  • Professional competence will be assessed from:

    • pre-work, classroom activities and discussion

    • completion of the workbook and completion of practical exercises

    • submissions from the Post course assignment

Successful delegates will demonstrate competence in the following:

  • Carry out an ergonomic assessment to a professional standard:
    • Our report template will enable you to write clear, concise, accurate and professional reports
    • Medical details and confidentiality is aided by understanding key body and mind facts, which in turn will assist you when undertaking specialist assessments for users that require an in-depth assessment
    • Asking the right questions, delegates will know what to put in the report and how this information can support the ergonomic findings
    • Understand the sources of stress, how this impacts on the user's mental wellbeing 
    • Use of technical solutions to redesign the task and how to calculate cost savings
    • Use of measuring apparatus to check environmental requirements e.g. light, humidity, temperature, noise, reference to standards 
    • Assess non-standard DSE set-ups e.g. standing areas, reception desks, control areas, benches, understand the importance of anthropometrics (body dimensions), ergonomic principles and the DSE user's body requirements
    • Use ergonomic methodology and tools e.g. RULA, body maps, and ergonomic checklists to gather quantitative data. How to integrate qualitative and quantitative data collected into the report and extract key points for a summary presentation
    • Equipment selection. Through exercises and case studies, delegates learn key skills, use tools to assist selection, which will aid them to deal with suppliers and set a benchmark that suppliers must adhere to
    • Clarifying with external advisers that recommend products by determining if medical advice for the product recommendation has considered task requirements
    • Competent in giving advice to user, client, or other stakeholder and how this is recorded in the report, aware of litigation and wording of reports
    • Aware of assessments and the General Data Protetion Regulations (GDPR)


Course structure

  • A highly structured and interactive course designed to maximise practical time on the training day. This is achieved by splitting the course into three parts and giving directed reading and practical exercises:

Part 1. Pre-course (3.5 hours)

Part 2. Training day (8 hours)

Part 3. Post-course (6-8 hours)

Pre-course work (3.5 hours) – a pre-course pack will be sent out with full instructions on what to do

You must complete the pre-course assignment, pre-course summary readings if you are to contribute to the course, the course work is discussed in the relevant sections.

Training day (8 hours) – see course schedule below

  • During the training day you will complete classroom exercises, participate in discussion and solve problems raised during the case studies

  • You will get time to reflect on what has been learnt and decide how to put this in practice

Post-course work (6-8 hours)

  • You will be given a brief with a number of tasks to carry out so that you can demonstrate competence in key skills

  • A CPD plan of action of how you intend to improve your practice should be submitted

To gain your CIEHF certificate

  • You will receive a full brief for both pre and post course requirements that must be completed

  • Your submission will be evaluated to ensure that it meets the key points

  • You must complete the post course assignments in the time period

Delegate pack

  • Course material will be given out pre-course, during the course and post-course.

  • Workbook and report templates

  • Digital copies of the ergonomic tools

  • Advanced DSE assessor course book

  • CIEHF DSE assessor hand book

  • Reading list to further knowledge and use as references


Course timetable and content

 (Please check joining instructions for exact start time and location)


08.45 - 09.00 Welcome coffee/tea

09.00- 09.10 Introductions

09.10 – 09.30 How the professional course works, CIEHF professional requirements, and professional practice. The importance of an evidence-based approach to assessments. What is human centred design (HCD)?

09.30 – 09.45 Personal injury claim – Case study – what a tribunal would consider. Why an evidence-based approach is needed. What you will learn on the course to help you.

09.45 – 09.55 Thinking and problem solving - developing a fresh toolbox of ideas when undertaking assessments utilising creative ergonomic principles.

09.55 – 10.15 Levels of assessment. A case study reveals how an advanced DSE assessment is broken down, and what should go into a consultant’s report.  

10.15 – 10.40 Ergonomics – What is it? What you need to know? What is ergonomics? Why you must consider cognitive, and organisational components not just physical ones.  HCD and the total work system.

10.40– 10.50 Break

10.50– 11.20 Ergonomic analysis – Keeping the DSE user safe when seated. Making sense of medical data, clarifying external advice. Body facts? Why conditions occur? Analysis of sensory, cognitive and physical design considerations.

11.20 – 11.35 Ergonomic analysis  Keeping the DSE user safe when standing. What to include in the assessment? Use of the assessment tool. Benefits & risks? Latest research and trends. Where most companies are failing.

11.35– 12.00   Ergonomic analysis Environment and wellness. Comfort, health, performance, air quality, psychoacoustics, vision and lighting, temperature, humidity (CSP model). Using quantitative data to support qualitative findings. What evidence to collect and how to validate?

12.00 – 13.00 Ergonomic analysis (P1) - Ergonomic methodology & tools – how to quickly diagnose and correct postural problems accurately. Using RULA, Body Discomfort diagrams, anthropometric tables, Video analysis, task analysis. Using quantitative data to support your qualitative findings.

13.00– 13.30  Lunch

13.30– 14.00  Ergonomic analysis – Stress and mental health. The CSP model, HiSLAL and workplace design. Stress management standards

14.00-  14.30 Ergonomic analysis -  Agile screen workerTM –hot desking, activity-based working, just in time work spaces, flexible workspaces. How to assess?

14.30- 15.00  Ergonomic analysis – Keeping the DSE user with special needs safe – Who’s competent? What type of assessment? What should be covered? Avoiding pitfalls. How to keep safe when changing patterns of work. Using ergonomic tools and checklists.

15.00 – 15.50 Ergonomic analysis (P2)  ErgoLab – How to select products using ergonomic methodology and tools. A number of conditions are considered without adjustment, and then with adjustment.

15.50– 16.00 Break

16.00 – 16.45 Ergonomic analysis – The main case study ‘PJ’ will be analysed in full

16.45 – 17.00  Ergonomic analysis – What’s been learnt, applying this to the workplace

17.00 – 17.10  Post course requirement – A summary.

COST:  £499.00

VAT     £99.80 (@20%)

TOTAL:  £598.80

Course dates and locations


COURSE DATES 2018 (Places are very limited as we do intend to train many delegates to this level).


1st Quarter 2018
Leeds - Novotel Central  - 16th March
London - Novotel Waterloo - 26th March
Salisbury - Milford Hall Hotel - 27th March 

2nd Quarter 2018
Bristol - Mercure Redcliffe Hill - 11th April 

London - Novotel Waterloo - 6th June
Leeds - Novotel Central  - 22nd June
Manchester - Novotel Dickinson Street Central  - 10th July
London - Novotel Waterloo - 16th August
Edinburgh - Novotel - 28th September 

London - Novotel Waterloo - 10th October

** The locations below will be charged at a different rate please Contact us for more details.
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Gibraltar
  • Amsterdam 
If there is no location close to you please Contact us

This course can be run in-house anywhere in the UK, Europe and RoW
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