Assessing Display Screen Equipment

Assessing Display Screen Equipment

This Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor course is designed to help you as the DSE assessor do your job efficiently and help to fulfil your employer's legal duties under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.This course will inform you about what your duties are as a DSE assessor. It outlines the risks to employees posed by regular usage of DSE and how to manage them, the postures and positions users should assume and the alternative types of DSE that are available. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to carry out risk assessments and manage DSE-associated health risks with confidence.

Approved by IIRSM - Duration 110 mins* - £35.00

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand what a DSE user is and what DSE is
  • Know the relevant legislation and how this applies to DSE
  • Know how to protect yourself when using DSE and adjust your workstation
  • Know your role as a DSE assessor and the assessments you need to complete
  • Know how to approach risk management
  • Understand the hazards, risks and the main hazards of DSE
  • Complete a DSE assessment
  • Know your responsibilities for controlling and preventing

Who should take this course

The course is suitable for those who both use Display Screen Equipment (DSE) and those responsible for assessing display screen equipment. Among other things, the course enables you to be able to set up and use display screen equipment safely.

No previous knowledge is required to complete this course.

Course Content

Module Module Description
1 Introduction
2 Legislation
3 Protecting your body
4 Adjusting your chair
5 Adjusting your screen
6 Work Arrangements
7 Adjusting the layout of your workstation
8 Adjusting your work environment
9 Risk Assessment Overview
10 Principles of sensible risk management
11 Key Health and Safety Legislation
12 DSE Hazards and Risks
13 DSE Assessments
14 Control and Prevention Strategies
15 Practical Element



Each module will have a set of questions you must answer correctly in order to successfully finish that module.

You will be asked 69 multiple choice questions and must achieve a pass mark of 70%. They are marked automatically as you progress so you will know whether you have passed the section before moving on to the next.


All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course, you will be sent an electronic quality assured certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

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