Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor Online Course

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor Online Course

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Working with display screen equipment (DSE) can put a huge strain on your body over time. Under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992, every employer has a duty of care to protect employees from the risks associated with DSE.

If you’re a DSE assessor, it’s your job to make sure workstations are set up properly to help maintain good posture and reduce eye strain.

This Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor e-learning course will take around 1-2 hours to complete and has been written by health safety professionals to make sure you have all the skills and knowledge to carry out your role effectively – from understanding various types of DSE, to encouraging workers to adopt the correct posture to prevent health-related issues.


By the end of this self-paced online course, you’ll understand:

  • What is meant by the term Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
  • Display screen equipment – from screens and keyboards to chairs, desks and phones
  • DSE users – who falls into this category?
  • The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • Employer’s responsibilities under UK law
  • The role of a DSE assessor
  • The risks of working with DSE
  • The importance of managing risks
  • How to carry out a DSE assessment
  • Common risks and how to spot them
  • Setting up a workstation ergonomically
  • The importance of posture, taking breaks and stretching
  • Providing advice and support for employees


This online DSE assessor course covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to display screen equipment (DSE)
  • The Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
  • DSE health and safety legislation in the UK
  • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • The role of a DSE assessor
  • Health hazards of long term DSE use
  • Why assessors are important
  • DSE assessments – why they’re important and how to carry them out
  • Identifying hazards and who’s at risk
  • Evaluating and minimising dangers
  • Implementing controls
  • Recording your findings
  • Review and update
  • How to set up a workstation
  • Ergonomic equipment
  • A safe working environment
  • Portable equipment and active seating
  • Standing desks and hotdesking
  • DSE checklists
  • Good posture for wellbeing
  • Sharing knowledge with employees


At the end of this online Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor course, you will be expected to take an online exam containing 20 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 80% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

This Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor online training course is for anyone interested in becoming a DSE assessor. If your workplace uses display screen equipment (DSE), it’s vital that employees are given the right information and guidance to work safely. No prior knowledge is necessary as full training is given.

If you’re looking for general advice on setting up a workspace at home, our course on DSE Training for Home Workers may suit you better

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