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Covered in this course

The DSE Training (Display Screen Equipment) course is broken down into 4 sections.

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.

Aman sat upright with good posture whilst on her computer following great DSE training

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.

An office desk layout following good practices laid out by DSE training

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.

Glare and distracting lighting from a computer screen as part of display screen equipmentenvironment

4) Portable Devices

The fourth and final section of our DSE Training explains how to carry and use portable equipment when you’re on the move or working away from your workstation. We cover smartphones, 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.

A device to hold portable devices on an office desk with display screen equipment training

DSE Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

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.

DSE Training Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 5,697 real user reviews.

4.21 out of 5
Very helpful training

No summary provided

Easy to follow and informative

Whilst it seemed like the training could be a bit daunting with the number of videos, the content was excellent and described clearly each section and covered all aspects.


This is very basic common sense information.

Quick and easy

Well presented, easy to understand, efficient and effective. Great training.

Good referesher

Happy to know that my workstation is set up as it should be

very easy to use

No summary provided

Very good

I found the course interesting & very informative

excellant advise

it is a very informative program

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Legislations relating to Display Screen Equipment

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

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.

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”.


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.