DSE Display Screen Equipment

Our online Display Screen Equipment (DSE) course explores how to set up and use DSE safely and avoid the associated health complications

Key Learning Points:

  • The risks associated with improper DSE use
  • How to set up DSE correctly when in an office
  • How to set up DSE correctly when working remotely
  • Exercises to minimise the risks of prolonged DSE use
  • The importance of regular screen breaks

Course Overview

Do you ever get aches, pains, eye strain or headaches after work? Your display screen equipment and workstation may not be set up correctly.

Our Display Screen Equipment (DSE) online course explores how to set up your workstation to avoid health and safety issues. It covers the relevant legislation, the importance of good posture, and exercises to prevent musculoskeletal problems, aches and pains.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 35 minutes
  • Available in 2 Languages
  • Part of our Display Screen Equipment collection of courses
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

Our Display Screen Equipment (DSE) course is broken down into three modules and an assessment. These are:

Our Display Screen Equipment (DSE) course is broken down into three modules and an assessment. These are:

Understand the Risk

When it is overused or used incorrectly, display screen equipment can pose a risk to the health and safety of employees. The effects can be immediate or long-term. This module explores the legislation covering DSE, the associated hazards and health issues and the importance of good posture.

Your Equipment

This module demonstrates the ways in which to set up your display screen equipment correctly, whether you are in a fixed workstation in an office or working remotely. Learners will discover how to set up and work at their workstations and how to adjust their chairs in order to remain both safe and comfortable.

Look after Yourself

Working with DSE is a huge part of many people’s working lives but there are steps we can all take to reduce the risk of health complications. This module looks at the importance of regular breaks, handy exercises to prevent fatigue, pain and discomfort, and how to handle pre-existing health problems.

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 are assessed via multiple-choice questions about display screen equipment (DSE), including how to set it up. They must achieve a mark of 80% or above to pass.

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

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is part of our daily working lives but it’s important that it’s set up correctly and used well, with regular breaks. Prolonged improper use can result in musculoskeletal disorders and long-term pain. It can also cause neck, back, and shoulder pain, sore arms, fatigue and eye strain.

Making sure your organisation knows how to correctly set up workstations is integral to productivity and employee wellbeing.


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

Employers have a legal requirement to protect their workers from any harm that could result from using Display Screen Equipment (DSE). It is part of their duty of care to their employees’ health and safety. It is important to remember that this requirement remains whether somebody is working in the workplace or remotely.

The main piece of legislation handling DSE in the UK is the Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 as amended in 2002. The 2002 updates took into the account the changes in technology over this period. These regulations provide a starting point for identifying the possible health problems associated with DSE and mitigating them for employees.

DSE assessments are a requirement regardless of where the employee is working. Home workers can be at greater risk of harm from DSE or improper use of DSE since workstations can vary so much. All health and safety duties apply to home working staff as much as office-based staff.

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