DSE Training For Home Workers

Duration 1-2 hours

Last audited 10th February 2023

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
DSE Training for Home Workers
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This DSE Training for Home Workers course will provide you with an understanding of the hazards associated with incorrect DSE use. You will learn how to set up your workstation correctly to help prevent ill health, such as musculoskeletal disorders. The course will also explain how to adopt good postures, exercises, and movements to reduce physical strain when using DSE, as well as other factors to consider, such as the environment you work in and how to minimise eye strain.

Working from home can provide employees with many benefits. With the number of people working from home continually increasing, it's essential that home workers understand how to carry out their duties safely. Display screen equipment (DSE) is used by many people in almost every type of workplace, including by home workers. Employers are required by law under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations to ensure their employees can use their DSE safely, regardless of whether they are working in a workplace or from home.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Written in compliance with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

Developed by health and safety professionals

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

What you'll learn

By completing this training, you will understand:

  • What employers are required to do for their workers under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations.
  • The common health hazards associated with DSE work, including musculoskeletal disorders, visual discomfort, and work-related stress.
  • What makes DSE ergonomic and how to set it up correctly. This includes display screens, keyboards, mice, phones, chairs, desks, and laptops.
  • What factors of the work environment and software can also affect how ergonomic your setup is.
  • How to maintain a good posture when using your DSE, as well as what simple movement and exercises can help to relieve strain throughout the day.
  • The importance of taking rest breaks when you work with DSE, so you can stretch and change position.
  • How to minimise visual fatigue and what your employer is legally required to do regarding eye tests.

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Module 1: Introduction to Display Screen Equipment

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, health and safety legislation, what is display screen equipment?, what are the health hazards of DSE work?, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), visual discomfort, work-related stress, employer duties, and employee responsibilities.

Module 2: How to Set Up Your Workstation

Display screens, keyboards, mouse, phones, chairs, desks, standing desks, work environment, software, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and DSE checklists.

Module 3: Improving Posture and Wellbeing

Head position, upper and lower back, hands, arms, and wrists, legs and feet, rest breaks, eyesight, and eye tests.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 25 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This course is aimed at anyone who uses Display Screen Equipment (DSE) to carry out their work activities from home. It covers a large range of display screen equipment and accompanying equipment, including monitors, keyboards, mice, chairs, desks, laptops, phones, and standing desks, so is suitable for any style of DSE setup.

This course is an introductory level. Therefore, no previous knowledge is required and the course is suitable for anyone, at any level of any business, who works from home – either wholly or partly. This includes both full-time and part-time staff.

For anyone working in an office environment, our standard DSE Training will be more appropriate.

Written by experts

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Neil Murray

Health and Safety Consultant

Neil Murray is a vastly experienced and highly qualified health and safety professional who has held roles such as Senior Health and Safety Executive inspector,  and Principal Inspector for Channel Tunnel construction. He has also held senior roles in an international infrastructure business, a major UK water utility company and a major construction group and provided management consultancy to numerous companies across a wide range of industries. 

Neil has a wide expertise in many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, water and waste utilities, education, heritage sites, public safety, rail construction and operation, transport, marine, waste management, engineering design and industrial and facilities management services. 

Neil is a QSA auditor for RoSPA and also an author of published guidance on health and safety in the construction of the Channel Tunnel, work at height, major project management, and online training courses.

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