Display Screen Equipment Training
This short online course is for all users of display screen equipment (DSE). The course includes a workstation self-assessment allowing the user to report any concerns they have with their own workstation.
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This short online course is for all display screen equipment (DSE) users and teaches them how to correctly set up and use their workstations.
It includes a DSE self-assessment to help employers meet their legal duty to assess DSE workstations. The course takes 20-30 minutes and includes a range of e-Learning interactions and knowledge checks. It allows DSE users to assess and resolve any concerns with the set-up of their workstation.
Users must pass a short multiple-choice test to complete the course. You and the user will receive a personalised DSE self-assessment report to download or print.
The course covers:
- Workstation ergonomics
- Workstation environment
- Ill-health effects of incorrect DSE use
- Adjusting your chair
- Desk ergonomics
- Adjusting your screen/monitor
- Eye care
- Correct use of a keyboard, mouse and telephone
- Additional equipment (wrist rest, document holders, etc.)
- Laptop use.
Learners must pass a short multiple-choice assessment to complete the course.
Frequently asked questions
How often should you complete a DSE assessment?
Display screen equipment (DSE) assessment training should be carried out by new employees and a refresher completed by all employees at least every 12 months, or if there are any series changes to desk set up.
Why should you complete a display screen equipment DSE assessment?
It is important that all users of DSE complete an assessment of their work for users to assess and resolve any concerns with the set-up of their workstation. Incorrect DSE set up causes both short term and long term issues, from decrease productivity to physiological issues such as shoulder and back pain and headaches.
Who needs a DSE assessment?
Anyone who uses a computer to complete their work should complete DSE training.