Display Screen Equipment Training

Computer Health and Safety, also known as Display Screen Equipment training, IT Health and Safety or VDU. Show commitment to legal regulations and help to avoid RSI, headaches, eye strain and back problems from poor posture.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • Complete this online course in just 45 minutes
  • Show commitment to The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • Learn to identify and understand risks associated with DSE, as well as how to perform a risk assessment
  • Improve your workplace health and safety
  • IOSH and CPD approved
  • 20 question, multiple choice test and certificates on completion
  • Free trial, demos and bulk discounts available

Display Screen Equipment Training Course Contents

1. At Your Desk

In this section of the Computer health and safety e-learning programme we look at your chair and desk and how they should best be set up for your comfort. We explain why your posture is so important and show you why you should carry out a DSE assessment on your chair to set it up for best seating position to maintain good posture.

2. On Your Desk

The layout of everything on your desk is very important. In this section of the DSE training programme we look at YOU, how you work and what is on your desk to help you carry out a DSE assessment to arrange your workplace to be efficient, comfortable and to avoid stress.We look at your typing position and use video to show how your arms, wrists, hands and fingers should best be positioned for good computer health and safety.

3. Environment

Wherever your workstation is set up you should be able to concentrate. In this section of the DSE training programme we look at how you can ensure the lighting, temperature, glare, noise level and even the software you use are right for you.

4. Portable Devices

Your posture and positioning are as important when using portable devices as they are when using fixed-position workstations. In this section of the Display Screen Equipment training programme we look at extra considerations that should be made when carrying and using portables. You can then carry out a DSE assessment of your devices for a more comfortable and safe workplace.

5. Exercises

This section of the computer health and safety training and DSE assessment programme contains a set of gentle exercises which can be done while sitting at your desk. They don’t require any special equipment and take very little time but should help to reduce any stresses and strains which are put on your body while sitting at your desk. The computer health and safety exercises can also be seen on the iHasco YouTube channel.

6. Display Screen Equipment Assessment

DSE assessments are required to help compliance with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations. Performing your own DSE assessment of your working area will enable you to highlight any concerns and potential risks.

 Test & Certificate

This Display Screen Equipment Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.


The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations of 1992 regulations (particularly parts 2, 4, 6 and 7) stipulate a legal workplace requirement that:

All employees are provided with adequate health and safety training in the use of any workstation upon which they may be required to work.
Employees are provided with adequate information regarding all aspects of health and safety relating to their workstations.
Employers should perform health and safety risk assessments of workstations.

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations of 1992, Sections 2,4 and 6

In terms of the frequency and nature of this training, employers are required to provide this 1) “When employment is started,” to be 2) “repeated on a regular basis, as well as where risks may be increased due to changes of responsibilities or changes in working practices; adapted to take account of new risks to health and safety;” and must “take place during working hours.”

With a view to the idea that the onus is then on the employer to adapt the working environment of their employees where necessary: (2,3) “The employer shall reduce the risks identified in consequence of an assessment to the lowest extent reasonably practicable”.

Whatever the type or size of your company all your employees who sit at a computer for any part of their working day should have DSE - Display Screen Equipment training. This programme has been designed to increase safety and awareness and to aid compliance with workplace regulations. This training programme ensures that your employees understand how best to take care of their health by ensuring that their immediate working environment is the best it can be. This includes:

  • Setting up desk and chair
  • Computer screen, keyboard and mouse
  • Understanding best posture
  • Awareness of their environment, such as lighting, noise and anything that can affect comfort, well-being and efficiency at work.

 Reviews More reviews

Informative & easy to follow

By on March 29, 2017
Informative training which can be completed whilst at your desk so you can take notice of how you are sitting / your workstation is arranged.

Great course _ intuitive

By on March 29, 2017
Great course but difficult to devote time to it as the company sees it as unproductive time. It unreasonable to expect me to complete in my own time

Very easy to use - but takes a long time

By on March 29, 2017
It is always good to refresh yourself as things change and you need to be aware of any changes.