DSE Training (Display Screen Equipment)

Proper Display Screen Equipment training teaches staff how to avoid strain and injury when using computer screens, and is crucial when so many roles require their use.

What is Phoenix's Display Screen Equipment Training?

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).  

In a world where many workers spend extended periods in front of a computer screen, whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, effective training is more crucial than ever. Without it, day-to-day work can result in eye strain, repetitive strain injury, headaches, and back problems. 

Phoenix’s DSE training course helps both employers and employees to meet these legal requirements and understand computer health and safety better. In turn, reducing the risk of ill-health caused by using DSE. 

Employers who book groups of employees for Phoenix health and safety e-learning short courses can make significant savings: 

  • Buy 25+ for £19.95 per candidate  

  • Buy 50+ for £17.95 per candidate 

  • Buy 100+ for £15.95 per candidate 

Please contact our sales team on 0345 500 8811 to claim your discount when you book 25 or more places. 

Learning options

2 learning types available

Benefits for Employers 

  • Improve productivity through reduced time off due to workplace accident or injury

  • Demonstrate your commitment to employee health and providing a safe workplace

  • Promote a positive health and safety culture in your workplace

Benefits for Learners 

  • Learn how to reduce the risk of strain and injury when working with display screen equipment

  • Improve the health and safety culture of your workplace by encouraging peers to conduct best practice  

  • Gain awareness on proper posture and positioning for computer use, making your daily work more comfortable

Pass rates  

Phoenix is one of the UK’s leading health and safety providers, with above industry average pass rates for our health and safety courses, as well as a 4.9-star rating on Trustpilot.  

Designed by the Experts  

Each of our short online courses are designed by our experts to be in line with leading health and safety legislation, providing candidates with the information they need in straight to the point courses.  

Student support  

We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support through engaging, interactive content and compact modules to keep learners attention focused for the course duration. 

Phoenix's Display Screen Equipment Training course is suitable for any employee who regularly uses a computer, laptop, tablet, TV screen or smartphone in the workplace. 

The duration of Phoenix’s DSE Training course depends on the method of study:

  • When studied in-house, the course duration is half a day.

  • When studied through e-Learning, the course can be completed in approximately 40 minutes.

The DSE Training course covers the following topics: 

  • The health effects of using computers. 

  • The law on display screen equipment. 

  • Employers’ duties. 

  • Getting comfortable and making adjustments – seat height, your desk, and avoiding glare. 

  • Typing. 

  • Using a mouse. 

  • Reading the screen. 

  • Posture and breaks. 

  • Using laptops safely. 

Upon completing Phoenix's DSE Training course, candidates will be able to do the following:

  • Understand how to effectively set up your workstation/desk and devices to avoid injury. 

  • Understand the health and stress impacts of poor desk set up and spending too much time at a computer screen. 

  • Improve posture and movement. 

The assessment for the Display Screen Equipment Training course differs based on the method of study.

E-Learning Assessment:

When studied through e-Learning, the course is assessed via a multiple-choice test.

After completing the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately.

This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.

Should a candidate fail the assessment, it can be retaken at no extra cost.

Please note: When studying through e-Learning, you have 12 months to complete the course from day of purchase.

In-house Assessment:

When studied through in-house learning, an assessment can be carried out on request.

After completing the course, a confirmation of results is available immediately.

Certificates will then be mailed to the workplace or directly to delegates as proof of completion. 

Upon completing the Phoenix DSE training course, many successful candidates study additional short courses with Phoenix in order to further their knowledge of health and safety. Suitable courses include: 

  • What happens if I fail the E-learning assessment?

You can retake the assessment at no additional cost.

  • 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.

  • How long do I have to complete the course?

You have 12 months from date of purchase to complete the course.

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