How to select DSE ergonomic products and give advice for workers with special requirements training course

How to select DSE ergonomic products and give advice for workers with special requirements

BOOKING FORM

Duration: Half day

Hours:     09.00 – 13.00

Date:  24th August 2018

Cost:   £199.00 + vat

Location:  Ergonomic product suppliers W1 (Please note the training space will be in the basement). Easy to reach by public transport.

Selecting ergonomic product for workers with special requirements

Don’t miss this opportunity to evaluate different types of ergonomic products and at the same time learn how to carry out a specialist assessment. This is a practical course and is a one-off opportunity to be guided through ergonomic product selection by a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist while at the same time be in surrounded by ergonomic products.

Who should attend?

  • Designed for all assessors who would like to know: 
    • how to select products for people with different conditions or requirements
    •  what these products do and why they are recommended
    • how to match solutions to user requirements using evidence based research, standards and ergonomic principles, then this is the course for you

Why choose enricoSmog ergonomic practitioners?

  • We have extensive expertise in matching product solutions to user requirements. We have a vast knowledge of products for DSE use.
  • We provide a teaching method by which delegates can determine products against body movement and requirements

Learning objectives

Throughout the course delegates will have hands on experience as this is a practical course, where they can assess and evaluate different set ups for different conditions.

  • The posture clinic will get you up to speed on body facts and using our body map tool will aid your ability on how to assess posture. The posture clinic will be referred back to as we proceed through the course
  • From the posture clinic we move to the seating clinic where the mysteries of the chair are revealed, after this section you will be able to differentiate between chairs and different types of mechanisms, sizings etc and these will be classified into standard, modified, specific function ...
  • Desks are evaluated in terms of shape, materials, size, function, task and use
  • What different pieces of equipment do. When they can be of benefit and when they can cause harm
  • ​At the end of the course the delegate will know 
    • what can be achieved by training and when specialist products may become necessary
    • how to manage the use of ergonomic products and determine if they are a hazard or a benefit

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a sales seminar this is an educational course designed to enable you to evaluate and select equipment based on sound ergonomic principles which in most cases will lead to a successful resolution and cost savings.

COURSE OUTLINE

08.45 - 09.00 Tea/Coffee

09.00 - 09.10  Introductions, housekeeping, how the course works

09.10- 09.20  What is an ergonomic product? 

  • Why are they needed?
  • What makes a product ergonomic?

09.20 - 09.50 Posture clinic

  • Attaining good posture and debunking the myths.  How to determine what solutions are required. Using our new tool PMT (posture map tool)

09.50 - 10.30  Seating clinic 

  • What is a DSE compliant chair? How to classify chairs, from classification to matching chairs to user requirments.  
  • Non-standard chairs and how to determine if they are safe and appropriate
  • How to measure a person up for a chair and how to match these against the chair (using our measurement sheet and chair selection sheet)
  • Footrests and foot stands 

10.30 - 10.35 - Break

10.35 - 11.05  Desks and ways of working

  • Posture mapping and the effects on the person and the importance of task design. The effect of shape, colour, and dimensions. 
  • Standing desks are they suitable?
  • Safe operation and current guidance, different types
  • How to perform an assessment using our assessments form
  • What training and information to give the user

11.05 - 11.30  Keyboards 

  • Starting with a standard keyboard design and hand position, we will look at the what causes issues the design of the keyboard or the behaviour of the user?
  • Keyboards come in all shapes and sizes, small, wide, different handed, shape, adjustability, sensitivity, visual discrimination
  • Delegates will evaluate a number of different keyboards and consider these for a range of users each having a different requirement
  • How to select by knowing about typical upper limb issues or condition that impact on the upper limb where adjustments need to be made
  • Wristrests - types and uses

11.30 - 11.55 Mice

  • Starting with a standard mouse design and hand position, we will look at the what causes issues the design of the mouse or the behaviour of the user?
  • Mice come in all shapes and sizes, hands come in different sizes, different styles require different mousing actions. Is the mouse the answer? What are the alternatives.
  • Delegates will have opportunity to evaluate all types of mice, allowing them to see how and when they can be used, and whether there are better solutions
  • How to select by knowing about typical upper limb issues or condition that impact on the upper limb where adjustments need to be made

11.55 - 12.30 Other DSE equipment

  • Monitor arms
  • Document holders
  • Reading aids
  • Task lights 

12.30 - 12.45  - Summary.

Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss with the suppliers about their products, should they wish. Again please note this is not a sales seminar. This is about matching technology to the user.

As a delegate you will receive

  • Course course notes and materials
  • Refreshments
  • Certificate of completion

Cost:    £199.00 + vat

BOOKING FORM

COURSE DATES 2018

London - W1 - 24th August 2018

 

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