Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Online Course

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Online Course

1-2 Hours1-2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
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There are many health risks associated with working with display screen equipment (DSE). Over time, there is an increased risk of developing musculoskeletal issues if your workstation isn’t set up correctly.

This comprehensive online health and safety course has been designed by professionals to help minimise the impact of prolonged DSE use. You’ll learn about the health risks and how to combat them, using an ergonomic setup and safe working practices.


By the end of this 2-hour e-learning course, you will:

  • Understand how using DSE correctly is vital to your health and safety
  • Identify key features of the DSE legal regulations
  • Be able to carry out a DSE assessment of your workspace
  • Explain how to set up a workstation properly, in order to minimise health risks
  • Demonstrate that an improved posture and wellbeing are vital in creating an ergonomic workspace


This online course covers the following subject areas:

  • An introduction to Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
  • The health risks of DSE
  • The Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
  • Employee responsibilities and training
  • What workers need to know
  • What is a DSE assessment?
  • Who is at risk - identifying DSE hazards
  • How to evaluate risks, implement controls, record findings, review and update your assessment
  • How to set up your work environment, including the display screen, keyboard, mouse, chair, software, tablets and phones
  • Posture and wellbeing – understand the correct positioning from your head, right down to your feet
  • The way your workspace can affect fatigue and even your vision
  • How often should you take a break?


At the end of this online course, you will take an online exam containing 15 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?

If you spend hours sitting at a computer screen each day, this online training course is for you. Whether you work in an office or a factory, at home or in a shop – prolonged DSE use can greatly impact your health and wellbeing, so it’s essential to follow DSE Regulations.

This course gives you a greater understanding of the risks of DSE, how to set up an ergonomic workstation and adopt safer working practices.

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