Display Screen Equipment Awareness (£19.50 + VAT)

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Course Description

Our display screen equipment (DSE) courses are aimed at users of display screen equipment and
those responsible for assessing display screen equipment. A ‘user’, is anyone who regularly uses
display screen equipment for a significant part of their normal work. In practice, if you use display
screen equipment continuously for more than one hour a day, then you’re a ‘user’.

So what do we mean by display screen equipment?

The first thing most people think of is a computer monitor. But that’s not the only thing it refers to
Display screen equipment could also mean laptops, tablet PCs, televisions, smartphones, CNC
control pads, portable diagnostic screens or equipment containing cathode ray tubes, or CRTs.

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations contain special directives covering
DSE safety. Both employers and employee‐users have responsibilities under the legislation.

This course fulfils your statutory training obligations and covers among other things,,, the correct
way to set up and use your display screen equipment safely. Reducing the risk of work related


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Recognise a number of pieces of Display Screen Equipment
• Define the term ‘user’ of DSE
• Understand the legislation surrounding Display Screens and where to retrieve additional
• Identify the impact that DSE can have on the body
• Understand the risks associated with DSE use and be aware of some of the methods used to
control these


Module Number – Module Name – Pass % Required

1 – Introduction – 70%
2 – Legislation – 70%
3 – Protecting Your Body – 70%
4 – Adjusting Your Chair – 70%
5 – Adjusting Your Screen – 70%
6 – Work Arrangements – 70%
7 – Adjusting the Layout of Your Workstation – 70%
8 – Adjusting Your Work Environment – 70%
9 – Final Assessment – 100%


Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)



50 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

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