Office workers are entitled to a VDU assessment

VDU Assessor

A VDU Assessor is responsible for providing working environments that guarantee the occupational health and safety of employees where Visual Display Units (VDU) are needed to perform a role or duties.


This course is designed for managers, supervisors or office personnel who are required to take care of workplace safety and health regulations. Assessments help identify any possible risks associated with incorrect use of VDUs.


A poorly designed workstation can result in strain on the arms, back, neck, shoulders and wrists. A qualified assessor will be able to reduce the likelihood of developing these symptoms by providing practical advice and guidance.


On completion of this one-day course, participants will receive certification that acknowledges their ability to correctly assess whether a workplace environment is geared towards occupational health and safety best practices.

Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their staff

VDU Assessor Course Content Includes:

  • Ergonomics and anthropometrics

  • Legal requirements

  • Perceived and real hazards of VDU work

  • Principles and aims of assessment

  • Assessment techniques

  • Discussion on Irish and European legislation pertaining to VDU

Ensure your employees are comfortable and healthy

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who needs a VDU assessment in an office?

    Employees who habitually use virtual display units and who work at a desk station continuously for one hour or more per day. Employees must be trained in the use of the workstation and be given information about ergonomics and health and safety factors.

  • How long does the course take to complete?

    Participants will be able to complete the course in one day. Following completion, individuals will receive official certification to acknowledge their participation and expertise in VDU assessment as well as occupational health and safety standards.