Display Screen Equipment (DSE) for Homeworkers Online Course

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) for Homeworkers Online Course

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If you work with display screen equipment (DSE), it’s important to understand the physical strain you may be putting on your body over time. Whether you work from home or have a regular desk in an office, you should know how to set up your workstation properly, to help maintain good posture, reduce eye strain and prevent health-related issues.

UK legislation requires employers to make sure all employees understand how to use DSE safely, whether at home or in the workplace. This 1-2 hour Online Display Screen Equipment (DSE) for Homeworkers course has been developed by health and safety experts especially for those who use DSE at home. You’ll learn how your workstation, the environment you work in, and exercises all play a part in your physical health.


By the end of this self-paced e-learning training course, you will understand:

  • The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • Employer’s responsibilities under UK law
  • The risks of working with DSE, including musculoskeletal disorders
  • Work-related stress and eye strain
  • How to set up your workstation ergonomically
  • Setting up your equipment – from screens and keyboards to chair and desk height
  • Your working environment and how it can affect your health
  • How software can affect your work environment
  • Good posture – why it’s important and how to maintain it
  • Simple movements, stretches and exercises to relieve strain
  • Why it’s important to take regular breaks away from your desk
  • How to alleviate eye strain and fatigue
  • Eye tests for employees – the legal responsibilities of employers


This online training course covers the following topics:

  • What is display screen equipment (DSE)?
  • The health hazards of long term DSE use
  • An introduction to DSE health and safety legislation in the UK
  • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • What is the employer responsible for?
  • What duties does the employee have?
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Visual discomfort and eye strain
  • Work-related stress
  • How to set up your workstation
  • Equipment, including display screens, keyboard, mouse, phone, laptops, tablets and smartphones
  • Desks and standing desks
  • The impact of your working environment
  • DSE checklists
  • Your posture – head, upper back, lower back, hands, arms and wrists, legs and feet
  • Ways to reduce strain
  • Taking a break
  • Looking after your eyesight


At the end of this online DSE course, you’ll take a multiple-choice test of 25 questions. It’s marked automatically, and you’ll need 80% to pass. However, if you don’t pas first time, you’re welcome to re-take the test at no extra cost.

You’ll receive a CPD-certified digital certificate straight away.

Who is this Course for?

This training is for anyone who uses display screen equipment (DSE) to work from home. If you use any of the following on a regular basis, this introductory level course will help you set up your home office workstation ergonomically, to prevent strain and support your body effectively:

  • Laptop
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Standing desk
  • Mouse
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Phone

Please note, if you don’t work from home, the content in this course may not be suitable. Try our ‘Display Screen Equipment’ e-course for office-based working.

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