DSE and Workstations

Assessments, Workshops and Training Courses

To book, please call 07954 327614 or email clare@osteopathyforwellbeing.co.uk

We can provide you with…

1. Workstation and DSE Assessments 
2. Information and training – a short course for DSE users (2 hours)
3. DSE training workshop (level 1) – becoming a DSE assessor (6 hours)
4. DSE training workshop (level 2) – refresher training for DSE assessors (3 hours)

Why Osteopathy for Wellbeing?
  • Knowledgeable – our trainer/assessor is a highly skilled musculoskeletal practitioner with 18 years’ experience of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing musculoskeletal problems.
  • Flexible – we can arrange dates and times to suit you, and our course and workshop content can be tailored to your organisation.
  • Affordable – our services are competitively priced. We also offer a small business discount for local businesses with fewer than 10 employees.
  • Independent – we have no vested interest in selling you products or equipment.
We can help you to…
  • identify risky workstation layouts, environments and practices;
  • find the cause of workplace aches and pains;
  • tackle the workstation set-up problems your users are unable to solve;
  • train your employees to minimise their risk of musculoskeletal injury;
  • advise your employees on adaptations for special or complex needs;
  • train your employees to become DSE assessors;
  • help your in-house DSE assessors develop their assessment skills.
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1. Workstation and DSE Assessment 

This is a thorough one to one assessment carried out by our assessor at your employee’s workstation. Usually the workstation is located at your premises, but other locations are possible, for example for home workers.

What happens?
Our assessor will come and observe your employee’s posture, workstation set-up and environment, and discuss with them any problems or symptoms they are experiencing. The assessor will help make adjustments to the workstation (where possible) to improve comfort, and advise your employee on how to minimise their risk of musculoskeletal injury.

The assessment usually takes 45-60 minutes. Afterwards, we will send you a short report, highlighting any areas of non-compliance with the DSE regulations and providing you with recommendations and advice.

Who is it for?
Anyone who uses a workstation/display screen equipment.

How much does it cost?
£95 per assessment or £85 per assessment when 2 or more assessments are booked back to back on the same day. A 10% discount is available for local small businesses (fewer than 10 employees).

For more information or to book an assessment…
Please ring Clare Kersley on 07954 327614 or send an email to clare@osteopathyforwellbeing.co.uk

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2. Information and training course for DSE users (2 hours) 

This short course is designed to help you meet the regulatory requirement of providing information and training for all DSE users and operators. It also aims to boost employee wellbeing by reducing the chance of DSE-related musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace.
Aspects of this course can be tailored to meet your organisation’s needs.

Who is the training for?

This training is suitable for anyone who uses display screen equipment.

What does it cover?
  • A brief overview of the DSE regulations;
  • Basic anatomy relating to workstations;
  • Musculoskeletal injuries relating to workstations and how they can occur;
  • Avoiding injury – best practice and the position of minimal strain;
  • Demonstration and practical examples.

This course can be tailored to your organisation, for example by including information for your employees about how you meet your regulatory obligations, the processes and controls you have in place relating to DSE assessments and reporting hazards and risks, and your employees’ responsibilities.

How much does it cost?

£175 for a standard training course. Customisation – from an additional £50 (depending on the amount of extra preparation time involved) the course can be tailored to meet your exact needs. A 10% discount is available for local small businesses (fewer than 10 employees).

For more information or to book a course, please ring Clare Kersley on 07954 327614 or send an email to clare@osteopathyforwellbeing.co.uk

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3. DSE Training Workshop level 1 – becoming a DSE assessor (6 hours) 
What is it?

This one-day interactive workshop prepares your employees to take on the role of DSE assessor. The workshop is held on your premises, using your equipment. We recommend a maximum of 10 participants.

Who is the workshop for?

Anyone who is about to take on the DSE assessor role. Also, for anyone with an interest in health and safety and workplace wellbeing. This interactive workshop is a mixture of theory and practical exercises. It includes:

  • an overview of the DSE regulations;
  • basic anatomy relating to workstations;
  • how injuries arise at workstations;
  • the signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries;
  • how to avoid injuries and minimise risk – best practice and the position of minimal strain;
  • how to complete a workstation assessment, including a suggested sequence;
  • practical assessment exercises for attendees to gain confidence;
  • common DSE problems and how to tackle them.
Customisation option

This workshop can be customised to meet your needs, for example by adding a section about your organisation’s policies and reporting procedures.

How much does it cost?

£595 for a standard workshop. Customisation – from an additional £50 (depending on the amount of extra preparation time involved). A 10% discount is available for local small businesses (fewer than 10 employees).

For more information or to book a workshop please ring Clare Kersley on 07954 327614 or send an email to clare@osteopathyforwellbeing.co.uk

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4. DSE Training Workshop level 2 – refresher training for DSE Assessors (3 hours) 

This interactive workshop is usually held on your premises, using your equipment. We recommend a maximum of 12 participants.

Who is the course for?

DSE assessors who have completed at least 5 assessments and who want to further their knowledge and gain confidence in assessing complex cases.

This interactive workshop is a mixture of review, discussion and practical exercises. It includes:

  • Brief review of the DSE regulations;
  • Review of the anatomy relating to workstations;
  • Review of the musculoskeletal injuries which can occur at workstations;
  • Review of best practice and the position of minimal strain;
  • Practical review of assessing a workstation and making changes;
  • Discussion of the problems reported by DSE users and the likely causes of those problems;
  • Special or complex cases – taking account of individual needs – practical examples.
Customisation option

This workshop can be customised to meet your needs, for example by adding a review section about your organisation’s policies and reporting procedures.

How much does it cost?

£375 for a standard training workshop. Customisation – from an additional £50 (depending on the amount of extra preparation time involved). A 10% discount is available for local small businesses (fewer than 10 employees).

For more information or to book a workshop, please ring Clare Kersley on 07954 327614 or send an email to clare@osteopathyforwellbeing.co.uk
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About our Trainer/Assessor

Clare is a registered osteopath with 18 years’ experience of assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing musculoskeletal problems. She is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and has a special interest in workstations and wellbeing in the office environment.

Clare has a 1st class BSc honours degree in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Sports Injuries and Massage. She has undertaken postgraduate training in Cranial Osteopathy at the Rollin E Becker Institute, has a certificate in the teaching of exercise to music and is a CELTA qualified teacher of English to speakers of other languages.

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Testimonials – what our previous customers have said

“…the workshop covered all my expectations…”
“…really interesting and thorough course…”
“…I enjoyed the course and found it very valuable…”
“…the tutor was excellent…”
“…I would recommend this learning event to my colleagues…”
“…it was particularly useful to have a suggested sequence for addressing issues related to DSE…”

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