Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this online course in under 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
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
DSE Training (Display Screen Equipment) Course Contents
1. Physical - At Your Desk
In this section, we take you through your workstation set-up – from your chair right through to your monitor and desk equipment. You’ll learn how to achieve and maintain a good posture while you work, and you’ll learn how to best avoid the health complications associated with an unclean workstation and sitting or standing for too long.
2. Visual - Looking After Your Eyes
Our second section teaches you how to look after your eyes when you’re using DSE. It’s crucial to take regular eye breaks and to check that your computer screen and any office lighting or glare don’t cause eye -strain or headaches.
3. DSE Stress
Stress is often the outcome of using DSE incorrectly, or not giving your body the breaks or changes in activity that it needs – so this section explains how you can stay relaxed AND productive at work. We also include some optional ‘deskercise’ stretches that can be completed to relieve tension and stress.
4. Portable Devices
Our fourth and final section explains how to carry and use portable equipment when you’re on the move or working away from your workstation. We cover smart phones, laptops and tablets. We also include a risk assessment for you to complete after your training– to ensure that everything you use is set up correctly.
This DSE Training (Display Screen Equipment) course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your DSE Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.
Legislations relating to Display Screen Equipment
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations of 1992
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.
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”.
Who should have DSE training?
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 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.