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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 4 sections

  1. 1 Physical - At Your Desk
  2. 2 Visual - Looking After Your Eyes
  3. 3 DSE Stress
  4. 4 Portable Devices
A man using a standing desk - DSE Training
Aman sat upright with good posture whilst on her computer following great DSE training

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

About this course

Anyone who regularly uses a computer legally requires DSE Training, this is also commonly referred to as ‘Computer Health and Safety Training’ or ‘VDU (Visual Display Unit) Training’. DSE also refers to laptops, tablets, TV screens and even smartphones.

It’s no wonder this type of training is a legal requirement when you consider the HSE reported that in 2017/18, 469,000 workers suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Taking just 25 minutes to complete, our DSE training course will show you how to carry out a DSE risk assessment (DSE Risk Assessment included for free), as well as how to better arrange your existing workplace equipment to minimise common negative symptoms associated with extended periods of time spent at a computer (such as eye strain, backache, etc.)

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 course has been designed to increase safety and awareness and to aid compliance with workplace regulations. This DSE 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.

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The importance of DSE Training (Display Screen Equipment)

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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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 Training (Display Screen Equipment) Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

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4.3 out of 5
good course

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A useful course to attend

This was much better than previous, rather dry, DSE courses that I have done and I took a few useful things away with me about the way I work and the bad habits that I have got into. The stretching exercises were especially useful - I didn't realise how stiff I was!! I liked the format in that it used 2 different people to deliver the training - it was more engaging because of it.

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Best 30 minutes spent, anyone using a computer screen or mobile either for work or pleasure should take note.

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Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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.”

Is this course approved?
Yes, this course is IOSH approved and CPD Accredited for your total reassurance.
How long does this course take to complete?
This course takes just 25 minutes to complete and can be completed on any device.
Is this training mandatory?
DSE training is a legal requirement for anyone who uses display screen equipment regularly. If you use display screen equipment for more than an hour a day, you are a ‘DSE user’ and the regulations will apply to you.
Why is this training important?
Over 40% of health-related work cases are musculoskeletal disorders. This DSE training teaches users how to correctly set up their workstations and stop bad habits. It also looks at ‘DSE stress’ and how we can become more productive at work as a result of good DSE.
Do you offer a free trial?
Yes, as with any iHASCO course, you can try it for free at any time without obligation.

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