CIEHF accredited Advanced DSE assessor course

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

CPD = 17 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 feedback

I attended the CIEHF advanced DSE assessors course and found the learning gained in this invaluable to assist me in my professional role.  It enabled me to gain a more robust approach to assessing staff and DSE workstations by incorporating and utilising ergonomic analysis methods.  The introduction of the tools provided assisted in identifying problems and evidencing cost effective solutions.  I found this a very informative, comprehensive course.

Michelle Stark - Head of Health, Safety and Fire

I found the course to be very enlightening and useful. Even from the pre course stage, I found myself questioning the validity of our current process. The day itself was a continuation of discovery and reflection, picking up nuggets of information that put the whole topic of ergonomics into context. I learned a lot through the whole experience, and put that knowledge to good use from the outset i.e. using the various tools such as RULA.

The programme is well thought out and engaging, and I truly have learned a lot

Kevin Walters CMIOSH Dip2.OSH, Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner

Pre-course material feedback

  • Excellent, all material was relevant and used throughout the day.
  • Pre-course material work was extensive and set you up for the course
  • Delivered on all training objectives and important DSE consideration points

Course day material feedback

  • In depth detailed course that covered a lot and has given a new approach to assessing staff and their workstation
  • Excellent, I learned a lot which will more than help me back at work. Highly recommended.
  • Tutor well versed in the subject matter and appreciated the regular checking if all attendees were following explanations etc. Held my interest throughout, excellent tutor.
  • The entire course was incredibly useful. It really opened my eyes to how basic many assessments are and how when problems occur, an ergonomic assessment is invaluable.

Post course feedback

  • The course has already helped me with carrying out in depth assessments. A considerable amount of my time is spent carrying out DSE assessment for our staff within the Organisation. Since the course I have utilised the tools that were discussed throughout the course i.e. RULA, BDD, chair checklist. The course has made me look into more depth when assessing staff, taking stock of, not only their computer work , but also the other tasks they are undertaking, and impact that they could be having on the individual.
  • The assessments I have conducted post course, have definitely benefited from the information I have gleaned from the course. Staff who have had an assessment since, have commented on the thoroughness of the assessment they have had.
  • It was very useful to complete the assessment post course, which has enable me to put into practice the skills I learnt on the course.

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 wellness for office or agile screen worker and carry out future proof assessments then 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
  • If you want to write professional reports that are evidence based and demonstrate competence this is the course for you


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


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 badge of competence that few others have which will separate you from the competition
  • On successful completion of the course you will be able to prepare a report to a professional standard, utilising evidence based research and ergonomic methodology tools and methods

Professional competence assessment

  • Professional competence will be assessed from:

    • pre-work, classroom activities and discussion

    • completion of the workbook and completion of practical exercises

    • All delegates will submit a report that demonstrates competence in the areas covered on the course. This report will be at client submission level. Delegates will be able resubmit the report once, submitted reports will all received detailed feedback.

      You will get clear guidance on what you need to do, and will have practiced this as we go through the course.

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
    • Clarify if medical advice for the product recommendation has considered task requirements when dealing with external advisers
    • 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 (1.5 hours)

Part 2. Training day (15 hours)

Part 3. Post-course (2 hours)

Pre-course work (1.5  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 (15 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 (2.0 hours)

  • This will be explained on day 2 of the course

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 assignment 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)

Day 1

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 ergonomic 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 an Advanced DSE assessment report.  A basic report is examined and then rexamined at the end of the course where it is transformed.

10.15 – 10.40 Ergonomics: What is ergonomics? What you need to know? What is human Factors? Why you must consider cognitive, and organisational components not just physical ones.  

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 sit-stand assessment tool. Benefits & risks? Latest research and trends - is it a worthwhile investment?

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. How to refer to this data as evidence based research and interpet the findings to support the report recommendations.

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, stress tools. When to use and how to refer to this in the report.

14.00-  14.30 Ergonomic analysis -  Agile screen workerTM : Hot desking, activity-based working, just in time work spaces, flexible workspaces. How to assess? What are the latest thoughts in relation to Agile working wellness? 

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.  How to record details in the report so that the client can understand clearly why a product is recommended.

15.50– 16.00 Break

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

Day 2

  • Ergonomic analysis – Working in pairs you will carry out a number of exercises to further extend your knowledge and be able to demonstrate your competence and ability to apply this to the workplace

08.45 - 09.00 Coffee/tea

09.00- 09.10 Overview of day

09.10 – 10.30 Short case studies to practice using the tools and methods

10.30– 10.45 Break

10.45– 12.45 Practical exercises on evaluating ergonomic products

12.45– 13.30  Lunch

13.30– 15.00  Delegates will work in pairs to undertake a complex assessment based on a case study

15.00 – 15.10 BREAK

15.10 – 16.00 Putting it all together and post course requirement

16.45 – 17.00 

COST:  £699.00

VAT     £139.80 (@20%)

TOTAL:  £838.80

Course dates and locations


COURSE DATES 2019 (Places are very limited as we do not intend to train many delegates to this level).

1st Quarter 2019
London - 
Novotel Waterloo - 20th -21st February
Birmingham - Etc Venues- 28th February - 1st March
Leeds - Novotel Central -14th - 15th March
London - Novotel Waterloo - 26th to 27th March


** The locations below will be charged at a different rate please Contact us for more details.
  • This course is offered to run anywhere in the World
If there is no location close to you please Contact us

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