Display screen equipment (DSE)

Online course

£15.00 + VAT

Explains the risk and control measures that can be implemented in the working environment to ensure DSE is used safely.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) has become more commonplace in our daily lives, both professionally and socially, but are we using this technology correctly and being mindful of the effects it may have on our long-term health and fitness? 

Display Screen Equipment is a 30 to 40 minute online course designed to introduce people to the considerations of using display screen equipment as part of their daily working lives. This introductory course describes what DSE is, explores the health issues that can arise from its use, and identifies safety precautions that can be taken in order to reduce related health problems that may affect productivity and lifestyle.

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Course programme

Unit 1: Course introduction

  • Aims and learning outcomes

Unit 2: What constitutes DSE?

  • What are DSE devices?
  • Where we find DSE in the workplace
  • Who is considered a DSE user?
  • Calculating your DSE usage

Unit 3: Issues associated with DSE use

  • Effects on physical health
  • Effects on mental wellbeing
  • How common can related issues be?

Unit 4: Common safety precautions for DSE

  • Creating precaution checklists
  • Managing DSE use through working practice
  • Setting up a workstation: equipment, posture and workspace
  • The importance of DSE assessments
  • Considerations for portable devices

Unit 5: Course assessment

  • Ten question multiple-choice online assessment

Designed for DSE users with no prior knowledge of the best practice principles of safe use and helps individuals to assess their own workstation environment against the guidance provided by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Licensing options

Single user licence

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  • Instant access
  • 30-40 mins study time
  • Study when you like, where you like, through our online International Workplace Academy

Multi-user licence

For smooth eLearning delivery with real-time tracking and powerful reporting, you can run this course on SELMA, our cloud-based learning platform, for an unlimited number of learners. 

If you already have your own learning management system (LMS), this course is SCORM 1.2 conformant so you can plug and play this and all our other eLearning course into your existing system with no problems.

Next steps

Book online now, or to arrange a demonstration, call us on +44 (0)333 210 1995 or email us now.

  • SCORM conformant.
  • Compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and above, Chrome and Safari web browsers.
  • Responsive design suitable for desktop PCs, laptops and iPads.

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