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DSE Training (Display Screen Equipment)

Many workers find themselves spending extended periods in front of a computer screen. Without the proper training, day-to-day work can result in injuries and illness. 

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Course overview

Many workers find themselves spending extended periods in front of a computer screen, whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Without the proper training, day-to-day work can result in eye strain, repetitive strain injury, headaches, and back problems.

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).

The computer safety course provided by Phoenix helps both employers and employees to meet their legal requirements and understand computer health and safety better. In turn, you can reduce the risk of ill-health caused by the use of DSE.

You can study Phoenix’s Display Screen Equipment training course online. 

Who is this course suitable for?

This Display Screen Equipment course is suitable for any employee who regularly uses a computer, laptop, tablet, TV screens or smartphones in the workplace.

Course programme

The DSE 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.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of the DSE course are:

  • 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.

Next steps

Other Phoenix courses that may be suitable for successful candidates include:


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

Multiple course discounts

The cost of any of our short, online courses is £14.99 per candidate, per course.
Employers who book groups of employees for Phoenix health and safety training can make significant savings:

  • Buy 25 for £12.99 each and save 14%
  • Buy 50 for £8.99 each and save 41%
  • Buy 100 for £6.99 each and save 54%
  • Buy 500 for £5.99 each and save 61%
  • Buy 1000 for £4.99 each and save 67%

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

Popular FAQs

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  • What’s the duration of the online course?

    Phoenix's short, online health & safety courses should take 40 minutes to complete.
  • What happens if I fail the assessment?

    You can retake the assessment.
  • 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.

Why choose a course with Phoenix?

  • Expertise

    We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • 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 through the course.

  • Pass rates

    Our pass rates for our health and safety courses are above industry average. View our to Trustpilot reviews to find out why we’re rated 4.8 stars by previous customers.