DSE Display Screen Equipment Challenge

Our online Display Screen Equipment Challenge course explores the importance of DSE and correctly set up workstations

Key Learning Points:

  • The risks of long-term DSE use
  • The importance of setting up DSE correctly
  • What managers need to do to protect their workers
  • What employees can do to protect themselves
  • The importance of good posture, exercise and working environments

Course Overview

We spend a lot of time at our desks. It’s essential our computers and workstations are set up to avoid aches and pains, and ultimately long-term musculoskeletal disorders.

Our Display Screen Equipment Challenge course covers the risks associated with display screen equipment and what both employees and managers can do to reduce them. Whether you work in an office, at home or on the move, you need to think about DSE.

Meet David as he sets up his work environment. Spot the hazards and help him make the right decisions, keeping his risk-o-meter in the green to pass!

Course Details

  • Part of our Display Screen Equipment group of courses
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

Our Display Screen Equipment Challenge course covers the following topics:

Our Display Screen Equipment Challenge course covers the following topics:

Hazards and Risks

If your DSE and workstation are not set up correctly they can cause health problems. In this module, we visit David in his office – where his workstation set up is far from perfect. The module covers the employer’s responsibilities to protect their employees and where the main danger points lie.

Healthy Environment

This module takes a deeper look at the workspace and its effects on our health and safety. David’s manager, Zoe, goes through each of the display screen equipment’s risk factors and suggests areas for improvement. Chairs, monitors, keyboards and mice or touch pads are some of the topics covered.

Home and Away

Even when an employee is working out of the office, on the move or from home, the DSE requirements still apply – as does the employer’s duty to protect their employees by implementing them. In this module, David and Zoe consider the risks when remote working or hotdesking.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

Learners answer multiple-choice questions about David’s workstation and the correct way to set up and use DSE. Correct answers keep the risk-o-meter in the green; incorrect answers push the risk-o-meter further into the red. Keep it in the green to pass the course!

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

Included Features

  • All courses in our catalogue
  • Our Learning Experience Platform ‘Astute’
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

The Importance of Display Screen Equipment Training

How much of your working day is spent using Display Screen Equipment (DSE)? For many people, it is most or all of the average day.

It’s important that DSE is correctly set up and used properly. Taking regular breaks is important. If our DSE is not set up or used correctly, it can cause musculoskeletal disorders and long-term pain. It can also cause neck, back, and shoulder pain, sore arms, fatigue and eye strain.

Correctly set up work stations are integral to productivity and employee wellbeing.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

Most people who use DSE as part of their job need a DSE assessment. This includes people who work on-site or remotely. DSE users are workers who use DSE almost daily, for continuous periods of an hour or more, and transfer data quickly to or from the DSE. Agency workers and employees both require DSE assessments.

The main health risks of working with DSE are musculoskeletal problems, eye strain and headaches. These can be largely avoided with good posture, stretching exercises, a well set-up workstation and regular breaks from the screen every hour. Problems arising from bad DSE set-ups can get gradually worse over a period of years.

Back pain can be caused by the incorrect use of DSE, especially over a long period of time. Neck pain, eye strain and headaches can also be caused by it. Risk assessing the DSE usage and making sure you have the correct equipment and posture can help significantly with these issues.

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