What is Display Screen Equipment (DSE)?
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 DSE Training 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 conditions.
Do I need to think about DSE Training?
Surveys have found that a high proportion of DSE (Display Screen Equipment) workers report aches, pains or eye discomfort.
These aches and pains are sometimes called work related upper limb disorders (WRULD’s), which can include a range of medical conditions such as RSI. Most of these conditions do not indicate any serious ill health, but it makes sense to avoid them as far as possible.
WRULD’s can be avoided if users are given DSE Training and follow effective practice, set up their workstations properly and take breaks during prolonged use. By just taking a few simple precautions, work with DSE can be more comfortable and productive.
Our DSE training courses, approved by RoSPA, are aimed at users of display screen equipment (DSE) 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’ and you would require DSE training by law. The HSE have produced some FAQ’s which can be found here.
What’s in the course?
The DSE Training course consists of 8 modules with questions at the end of each module with the DSE Assessors Training Course having the same first 8 modules along with an extra 7 special DSE Assessor Training modules.
You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission and you will be given 3 attempts at each module to achieve a pass rate of 70% or higher (except module 15 which requires a 100%pass rate).
Module 1 – Introduction
Module 2 – Legislation
Module 3 – Protecting your body
Module 4 – Adjusting your chair
Module 5 – Adjusting your Screen
Module 6 – Work arrangements
Module 7 – Adjusting the layout of your workstation
Module 8 – Adjusting your work environment
Extra Modules for DSE Assessor’s
Module 9 – Risk assessment overview
Module 10 – Principles of Sensible Risk Management
Module 11 – Key Health & Safety Legislation
Module 12 – DSE Hazards & Risks
Module 13 – DSE Assessments
Module 14 – Control & Prevention Strategies
Module 15 – Practical Element