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DSE Assessor Training (Display Screen Equipment)

This DSE Assessor course trains staff to be able to deliver a DSE evaluation in the workplace, understand the legal requirements, and identify risks posed to employees from overuse of computer screens.

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Course overview

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 requires employers to give suitable safety training to users of computers and other types of display screen equipment (DSE).

Many people working with a computer screen can experience issues such as eye strain, repetitive strain injury, headaches, and back problems. A DSE assessment evaluates the safety of a user's display screen equipment. 

This course allows staff to train as a competent DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessor in your own workplace, evaluating and managing DSE-associated health risks amongst the workforce. 

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone required to deliver or conduct display screen equipment assessments, especially those with line management responsibilities, supervisors, or operational personnel delivering new staff induction.

Course programme

The Display Screen Equipment Assessor course covers the following topics:

  • Reasons for managing health and safety – moral, economic and legal.
  • Legal requirements for display screen equipment risk assessment.
  • Adverse health effects from working with display screen equipment.
  • Setting up a workstation, keying in, using a mouse and reading the screen.
  • Posture and breaks.
  • Risk assessment and workstation assessment.
  • Control measures.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of the Display Screen Equipment Assessors course:

  • To equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to be able to carry out display screen equipment assessments effectively.

Next steps

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There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately.

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  • When and how will I receive my results and certificate?

    Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.

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