DSE Training For Home Workers

DSE Training for Home Workers
£25 +VAT

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.

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 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.


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 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.

2How to Set Up Your Workstation

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

3Improving Posture and Wellbeing

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

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Aims of the course

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.


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.