Assessing Display Screen Equipment

Assessing Display Screen Equipment

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Enhance workplace safety and employee well-being with our Assessing Display Screen Equipment course. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and address ergonomic risks associated with prolonged screen use. Enroll now for practical insights and expert guidance

Approved by IIRSM & CPD

The Assessing Display Screen Equipment (DSE) course is a comprehensive training program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the ergonomic well-being of employees who work with display screen equipment. This course covers essential topics such as the risks associated with prolonged DSE use, proper workstation setup, ergonomic principles, and techniques for preventing discomfort and injury. Participants will learn how to conduct DSE assessments effectively, identify potential hazards, and implement practical solutions to promote comfort and productivity in the workplace. By completing this course, individuals will be better equipped to support the health and safety of DSE users, ultimately fostering a more ergonomic and conducive work environment.

Our display screen equipment courses are aimed at users of display screen equipment (DSE) and those responsible for assessing display screen equipment. A ‘user’, is anyone who regularly uses display screen equipment for a significant part of their normal work. In practice, if you use display screen equipment continuously for more than one hour a day, then you’re a ‘user’.

So what do we mean by display screen equipment?

The first thing most people think of is a computer monitor. But that’s not the only thing it refers to Display screen equipment could also mean laptops, tablet PCs, televisions, smartphones, CNC control pads, portable diagnostic screens or equipment containing cathode ray tubes, or CRTs.

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations contain special directives covering DSE safety. Both employers and employee‐users have responsibilities under the legislation.
This course fulfils your statutory training obligations and covers among other things, the correct way to set up and use your display screen equipment safely. Reducing the risk of work related conditions.

This Assessing Display Screen Equipment online course is approved by:

CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the Importance of DSE Assessment: Gain insight into why DSE assessment is essential for maintaining the health and safety of employees. Learn about the potential risks associated with prolonged DSE use and the legal requirements for employers to conduct DSE assessments.

    Identify DSE Hazards: Develop the ability to recognise common hazards associated with DSE use, including ergonomic issues, visual strain, and musculoskeletal disorders. Learn how to identify risk factors in workstations and equipment that could contribute to discomfort or injury.

    Implement Control Measures: Explore strategies for implementing control measures to mitigate identified DSE hazards and improve ergonomic conditions in the workplace. Learn how to prioritize and address issues identified during assessments to create a safer and more comfortable working environment for employees.

    Educate and Empower Employees: Gain insights into the importance of educating employees about DSE best practices and encouraging active participation in maintaining their own health and safety. Learn effective communication techniques for conveying DSE-related information and promoting a culture of ergonomic awareness.

    Monitor and Review DSE Practices: Understand the importance of ongoing monitoring and review of DSE practices to ensure continued effectiveness and compliance with regulatory requirements. Learn how to establish procedures for periodic reassessment and adjustment of control measures as necessary.

    By mastering these objectives, you will not only be able to conduct thorough DSE assessments but also contribute to creating a safer, healthier, and more productive work environment for yourself and your colleagues.

This course is designed to benefit a wide range of individuals across various industries and roles, including:

Employers and Managers: Employers and managers responsible for ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations will benefit from understanding the importance of DSE assessments and how to effectively implement them in the workplace. They will gain valuable insights into their legal obligations and learn practical strategies for creating a safer and more ergonomic work environment for their employees.

Health and Safety Professionals: Professionals working in occupational health and safety roles, such as health and safety officers, consultants, and advisors, will find this course valuable for enhancing their expertise in DSE assessment practices. It will provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct thorough assessments, identify hazards, and recommend appropriate control measures to mitigate risks effectively.

Human Resources Personnel: Human resources personnel involved in employee well-being and workplace ergonomics will benefit from gaining a deeper understanding of DSE assessment principles. They will learn how to support employees in optimising their workstation setups, addressing ergonomic issues, and promoting a culture of ergonomic awareness and safety within the organisation.

Employees: Employees who regularly use DSE as part of their work activities will benefit from understanding the importance of ergonomics and how to set up their workstations properly to prevent discomfort and reduce the risk of injury. By completing this course, they will be empowered to identify potential hazards, make ergonomic adjustments, and take proactive measures to prioritize their health and safety while working with DSE.

Occupational Health Practitioners: Occupational health practitioners, including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and ergonomic specialists, will find this course valuable for enhancing their knowledge of DSE-related health issues and assessment techniques. It will enable them to provide more informed guidance and support to individuals experiencing DSE-related discomfort or injury, facilitating early intervention and effective rehabilitation strategies.

Overall, anyone involved in managing workplace health and safety, promoting employee well-being, or using DSE as part of their work activities stands to benefit significantly from completing this course.

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Legislation 

Module 3: Protecting Your Body  

Module 4: Adjusting Your Chair

Module 5: Adjusting Your Screen

Module 6: Work Arrangements

Module 7: Adjusting the Layout of Your Workstation 

Module 8: Adjusting Your Work Environment

Module 9: Risk Assessment Overview

Module 10: Principles of Sensible Risk Management

Module 11: Key Health and Safety Legislation

Module 12: DSE Hazards and Risks

Module 13: DSE Assessments

Module 14: Control and Prevention Strategies

Module 15: Practical Element


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

110 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion of the course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
Choose all necessary courses and follow our checkout process to pay using your Debit or Credit card.

Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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