Catalogo corsi

Specific training for office staff - Low risk

Course coordinators

Prof. Umberto Benatti, Prof. Paolo Durando


Prof. Umberto Benatti, Dr Lorenzo Bonapitacola, Prof. Fabrizio Bracco, Dr Salvatore Caiffa, Ing. Micaela Caserza Magro, Dr Francesco Copello, Prof. Paolo Durando, Dr Emanuela Massa, Ing. Gabriele Mercurio, Dr Roberto Minafra, Dr Mauro Perria, Prof.ssa Paola Stramesi

Purpose of the course

The course aims to provide workers and their equivalents withknowledge of the specific risks inherent to work activities that can be classified as low risk, mainly carried out in offices and related environments, for the protection of health and safety in the workplace, in compliance with and pursuant to art. 37 of Legislative Decree no. 81/2008, of the State-Regions Agreement on worker training signed on 21/12/2011 and of the State-Regions Agreement on training signed on 07/07/2016.

Course programme:

1. Health and office work


 The role of the company physician

 Health surveillance

 Accidents and office work

 Organizational procedures for first aid

2. Problems and solutions

 Working in the office

 Work on a VDU

 Work on a VDU - Solutions

 Exercises for improved individual wellbeing

3. Equipment and systems

 Office equipment

 Electrical risk: electrical hazard and risk

 Electrical risk: causes of electrical risk

 Electrical risk: prevention measures and conduct

 Labelling on hazardous products

4. Office environment

 What is ergonomics?

 Ergonomic products


 Lighting technology

5. Stress and relationships with users

 Work-related stress

 Stress risk assessment

Effective relationships with users: from listening to conflict management

6. Signage and emergency procedures

 What is an emergency?

 Fire emergency

 Safety signage

 Effectiveness of safety signage

 Evacuation plan and other basic rules

Delivery mode

The course is delivered via e-learning asynchronously on the LMS platform of the University of Genoa AulaWeb, based on Moodle


Each module includes short lessons consisting of a video and self-assessment questions.
After viewing all the video lessons and passing all the self-assessment tests along the way, the final learning test (Quiz) becomes available, which is passed by correctly answering 75% of the questions. The questions are multiple choice with only one correct answer.

Method of use

A Classroom Agreement must be accepted before accessing the contents of the first module. All the videos must be viewed in full and the self-assessment questions answered correctly in order to access the following module. The lessons that make up each module can be repeated as many times as you like.


The entire course lasts 4 hours.

Badge and certificate

After passing the final test, participants are awarded a course badge (digital certificate according to the Open Badge standard for the representation of online verifiable skills) and a certificate in pdf format.