Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Training

Also Referred to as VDU (Visual Display Unit) Training
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Training
£25 +VAT

Did you know that a badly set up workstation, poor posture and prolonged use of DSE can cause muscle pain, strains, aches, fatigue and visual discomfort? Have you arranged your computer workstation correctly so that these health problems are avoided?

Many people spend several hours a day in front of display screen equipment yet are unaware of the health and safety issues it can pose. This Display Screen Equipment training course helps to raise an awareness of the health risks surrounding DSE work so that learners can understand more about how to assess their workstation, set it up correctly and safely and make the working environment much more comfortable and ergonomic.

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

Who Should Take This Course?

The DSE Regulations apply to people whose work involves the regular use of display screen equipment, making this course suitable for anyone who uses DSE for a significant part of their normal working day.

All employers must ensure that workers are protected from harm in the workplace, including making sure that their DSE workstations are ergonomic and comfortable to use. This training course will aid individual staff members to evaluate their workstation and become more knowledgeable about workplace health and safety.


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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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The course is divided into four accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:

  • Introduction to DSE – what is DSE, the health risks, DSE Regulations, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, why is training important and what do workers need to know?
  • DSE Assessments - what is a DSE assessment? DSE assessors, identifying the DSE hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating the risks and implementing controls, recording findings and reviewing and updating the assessment.
  • How to Set Up Your Workstation – the keyboard, the mouse, the display screen, software, your chair, the work surface, the work environment, laptops and tablets and the HSE workstation checklist.
  • Improving Posture and Wellbeing - head position, upper and lower back, arms and wrists, legs and feet, take a break, stretch, fatigue and visual problems.
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Aims of the Training

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand why training in DSE is important to health and safety.
  • Have knowledge of what is contained in the DSE legal regulations.
  • Know how to undertake a DSE assessment of their workstation.
  • Understand how to set up the workstation correctly so as to avoid health problems.
  • Understand how to improve posture and wellbeing so that working with DSE becomes more ergonomic.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 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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