11-12 May 2019 - Office Workstation Ergonomics (DSE) Level 2


Course Aims / Summary

This course aims to build on the knowledge and skills of physiotherapists familiar with conducting Workstation (DSE) Assessments for individuals.  It aims to give physiotherapists the knowledge, skills and confidence to undertake high quality complex assessments of individuals with additional needs, utilising the current evidence base.  Current 'ergonomic' office equipment and seating are reveiwed in depth to ensure delegates are confident and effective when recommending these.  Technical solutions for disability are also introduced.

Couse Objectives

On completion of this two day course, delegates will be able to:

  • Use the evidence base for work based interventions for office workers experiencing WRMSDs
  • Effectively recommend suitable seating for office workers based on their individual requirements, including those with complex needs
  • Recommend effective equipment, behavourial and organisational solutions for physical disability
  • Explain and provide appropriate advice based on current UK Disability Law and reasonable adjustments
  • Provide recommendations to help clients manage dyslexia, hearing impairment and visual impairment in the office setting
  • Recommend assistive technology solutions for people with additional needs

Pre Course

Delegates should have a sound grasp of the DSE Regulations and should have conducted at least 20 DSE workstation assessments.  This course is unsuitable for physiotherapists who do not have specific experience of workstation assessment. Ideally, physiotherapists will have attended ACPOHE's Office Workstation Ergonomics (DSE) Level 1 Workstation Assessment course or an alternative introductory course.


Heather O'Neill has worked in the field of occupational health and ergonomics for 20 years.  She has a BSc in Physiotherapy and an MSc in Health Ergonomics and is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a Registered Member of ACPOHE.  Heather has experience across a wide variety of sectors including healthcare, local government, manufacturing, retail and office environments.

Katherine Roberts is a Chartered Physiotherapist and has worked in the occupational health and ergonomics feild for the last 20 years.  She has worked in a  variety of public and commercial sectors and currently undertakes consultancy work for SME's and larger corporations.  Katherine has a Masters Degree in Health Ergonomics and is a Registered Member of ACPOHE.

COST : £320 for ACPOHE members, £380 for non-members.  Lunch is not included but tea and coffee will be provided throughout the course

VENUE AND LOCATION : Physiotherapy department (OPD5), Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh


DATES AND TIMES : Saturday 11th May 2019 (Registration at 08.30) 09.00 to 17.00 and Sunday 12th May 2019 09.00 to 16.00

CONFIRMATION DATE : 29th March 2019