Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor Training

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor Training
£35 +VAT

Users who work with display screen equipment – which includes desktop computers, laptops, tablets, TV screens, and even smartphones – may spend the best part of their working day sat at their desk in static positions. If DSE hazards are not assessed and equipment is not ergonomic, users could be at significant risk of health issues such as musculoskeletal disorders.

This course will educate you about what your duties are as a DSE assessor. It will familiarise you with what to look out for when assessing users’ workstations, how to best set up equipment, what postures users should adopt, and other ways to minimise the strain imposed on users’ bodies. With this knowledge, you’ll be fully prepared to recognise hazards and risks and take action to rectify any problems with users' workstations so their wellbeing is guaranteed.

  • Developed by business professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

This DSE assessor course is designed for those who are looking to become a certified DSE assessor in their workplace so to minimise the risks posed by DSE equipment. It provides a higher level of knowledge than our Display Screen Equipment training course, enabling the learner to thoroughly assess the risks of other users’ DSE setup and take action to make them more ergonomic if necessary.

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.


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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.

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

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Course Content

Module Description
1 Introduction to DSE What is display screen equipment?, DSE users, DSE Regulations, The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, DSE Assessors, Health risks of DSE, the importance of assessing DSE.
2 DSE 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, step 5: review and update.
3 Ergonomic Equipment and Environment Selecting ergonomic equipment: display screens, keyboards, mouse, chairs, and the work surface, work environment, portable equipment, software, hot desking, standing users, providing information and training.
4 Good Posture and Wellbeing Head position, upper and lower back, arms and wrists, legs and feet, taking breaks, eyesight, users with special requirements.

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Aims of the Training

By the end of this course learners will:

  • What DSE is and what defines a DSE user.
  • The DSE regulations and what your duties are as a DSE assessor.
  • The health risks commonly associated with DSE and the importance of assessing 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 users' environments pose minimal risks.
  • 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 15 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.

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