Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor Training

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor
£35 +VAT

This Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor course is designed to help you as the DSE assessor do your job efficiently and help to fulfil your employer's legal duties under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.

This course will inform you about what your duties are as a DSE assessor. It outlines the risks to employees posed by regular usage of DSE and how to manage them, the postures and positions users should assume and the alternative types of DSE that are available. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to carry out risk assessments and manage DSE-associated health risks with confidence.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.

  • Written in compliance with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for those who are looking to become a certified DSE assessor in their workplace. It is applicable to any environment in which DSE is used. No previous knowledge is required and so anyone at any level of their business can take this course.

If you are not looking to become a DSE assessor and instead simply require an awareness level of training to manage your own workspace, you should take our Display Screen Equipment training course.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1Introduction to DSE

Key definitions, what is display screen equipment?, DSE users, DSE Regulations, the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974, DSE assessors, health risks associated with DSE, and the importance of assessing DSE.

2DSE Assessments

What is a DSE assessment?, step 1: identify the hazards, step 2: decide who might be harmed and how, step 3: evaluate the risks and implement controls, step 4: record your findings, and step 5: review and update.

3Ergonomic Equipment and Environment

Duties of manufacturers and suppliers of DSE, display screens, keyboards, the mouse, phones, chairs, work surface, work environment, and software.

4Alternative DSE

Portable equipment, active seating, standing users, and hot desking.

5Good Posture and Wellbeing

Head position, upper and lower back, arms and wrists, legs and feet, taking breaks, eyesight, users with special requirements, and providing information and training.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will have a thorough understanding of:

  • What DSE is and what defines a DSE user.
  • The DSE regulations and what your duties are as a DSE assessor.
  • The health risks associated with poor DSE and the importance of assessing and managing risks.
  • How to carry out a DSE assessment of a user's workspace and what hazards you should look out for.
  • How to select and set up ergonomic equipment and ensure environments pose minimal risks to users.
  • What postures users should assume to minimise strain placed on their body, as well as the importance of taking breaks and stretching.
  • The importance of providing users with information and training about their DSE set-up and good posture.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass, don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.