Display Screen Equipment

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • Course Duration: 45 minutes
  • Compliant with DSE Regulations 1992
  • Identifying and assessing the risks associated with the use of DSE
  • e-Risk Assessment
  • Certificate
  • Bulk discounts available

If you regularly use a computer you are legally required to complete computer health and safety training and assess the risks.

‘Excellent. There are a lot of things we take for granted working from our desks and this programme was very informative’
Independent user review

Who is this for?
Anyone who uses a computer, including portable devices such as tablets.
How long is the course?
30 minutes of interactive training

You will learn:

1. What are the health risks associated with sitting at a computer for long periods of the working day?


2. How to do a thorough risk assessment of your Display Screen Equipment (DSE) and its positioning.


3. How to arrange your equipment, desk and/ or working area to maximise safety and minimise injury and common health problems associated with regular computer use such as back pain and eyesight issues.

This includes a step by step guide to;
  • Best seating position to maintain a healthy posture, and how to position your chair in relation to your desk. You will learn why sitting correctly is so important.
  • Safest desk layout. You will consider your own habits and needs, what you currently have or need on your desk and how you work in order to then adapt the way your desk is arranged so that you can work efficiently and comfortably.
  • Most comfortable typing position. You will watch a video to learn how your body should be positioned while typing, right down to your fingers.
  • Best environment for concentration. You will learn to pay attention to the quality of the lighting in your office, how warm/cold it tends to be and whether background noise or glare is causing you stress. You will look at the computer software you use and whether that helps or hinders you


4. Using portable devices

You will learn that your posture is just as important when using portable devices, such as lap tops and tablets, as it is at your work station, and what you need to think about in particular for both using and carrying portable devices,.

5. Introducing a quick and easy exercise routine

You will learn a series of simple exercises to do while sitting at your desk at work. Done regularly, these help get rid of the physical stresses caused by sitting at a desk all day.


6. Legal responsibility of your employer

Your employer must by Law provide all staff who use desk top computers, lap tops, tablets or any other DSE with appropriate health and safety training about how to do so safely. DSE risk assessments have to be done in order to comply with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations.

7. Testing your learning

On completion of all of the above sections of the course and of your own DSE risk assessment you will take a 20-question multiple-choice test. You can then get a printed certificate to show you have completed your Display Screen Equipment Safety training, together with your DSE Assessment in Computer Health and Safety.