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What is DSE Assessor Training?

This online DSE Assessor training course provides users with the knowledge necessary to conduct a display screen equipment assessment. The course covers vital areas such as the legal background and the associated hazards and risk factors associated with DSE use. It then takes users through the process of assessment.

The DSE Assessor course comes with a free e-Checklist to guide users through assessments while recording them for compliance.

About DSE Assessor Training

This process is fundamental to preventing workplace hazards and DSE equipment is no exception. When DSE equipment is improperly set up, poorly designed or used incorrectly it can result in significant pain and suffering for the users.

Trained and competent DSE assessors are essential for conducting assessments that are compliant with DSE legislation. At a basic level, they determine if equipment is suitable and working. But, they also work together with users to identify problems and simple, practical solutions where possible.

Why Is DSE Assessor Training Important?

There were nearly 500,000 workers affected by work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the latest year that data is available. This resulted in nearly 9 million working days lost. Along with MSDs, working with display screen equipment can be a significant contributor to eye fatigue, headache and mental stress. These health hazards have the potential to cause short-term or long-term chronic conditions, if not taken care of properly.

Due to the risk involved, the government has put forth DSE regulations – the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 – which place a legal duty on employers to protect their staff from this hazard. A failure to do so can result in significant fines.

Why Choose DSE Assessor Training with Human Focus?

  • Study any time & in bite-size sessions
  • Less costly than a classroom training
  • Excellent trainee support
  • Supports compliance with the Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992
  • Encourages staff to take an active role in their health and safety
  • Recorded for compliance

What’s Included in the DSE Assessor Course?

  • Comprehensive yet concise explanation
  • Certificate on completion
  • Simple login & user access
  • The latest industry best practice

DSE Assessment e-Checklist

This training course comes with a free e-Checklist which guides you through the steps of a DSE assessment, while recording it for compliance. The e-Checklist is easy to access and use.

Note: This offer is for one DSE assessor training e-Checklist licence (which includes 2 digital checklists) per trainee who completes this course. The e-Checklist licence is for their use and cannot be transferred or shared by other users.

Delivery Method

Online / E-learning

Course Duration

4 Hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the health risks associated with display screen equipment
  • Understand the legal requirement to conduct DSE assessment
  • Gain awareness of best ergonomic practices for DSE
  • Learn best practice for setting up workstations
  • Understand how to conduct DSE assessments face-to-face and online
  • Gain awareness of how to reduce the risk of DSE use
  • Learn how to complete and record DSE assessments

Course Content

This online DSE Assessor training course contains the following modules:

Module 1 – Introduction to Display Screen Equipment

  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Key Terms
  • Why We Need DSE Assessment
  • Legislation & Guidance
  • The Role of the DSE Assessor

Module 2 – The Health Risks

  • Eye Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders & the Ranges of Motion that increase the risk of musculoskeletal disorders,
  • Mental Stress
  • Then, we will look at the specific risks associated with Remote Workers & Mobile Devices
  • DSE users with special requirements

Module 3 – Risk Controls

  • Hierarchy of Risk Controls
  • DSE Suitability
  • Types of DSE
  • Environmental Risk Controls
  • Information Instruction & Training
  • Health Checks
  • Users with Special Requirements

Module 4 – Ergonomic Best Practice

  • Sitting
  • Ergonomic Best Practice: Upper Limbs
  • Ergonomic Best Practice: Display Screen
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Stretching & Exercises

Module 5 – DSE Setup & Assessment Criteria

  • Seating & Posture
  • Work Surfaces
  • Keyboards, Mice & Phones
  • Monitor, Document Holders & Software
  • The Work Environment

Module 6 – DSE Assessment & Walkthrough

  • Understanding DSE Assessments
  • The Initial Assessment
  • Conducting the Assessment
  • Finishing Your Assessment
  • Walkthrough


At the end of the online approved DSE Assessor training course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice
  • A score of 80% is required to pass the test.


The downloadable printable certificate is approved by IIRSM and will be issued instantly on course completion.

The DSE Assessor training certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and the name of the approval body.

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