Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

Skills for Care Endorsed Provider


This short e-learning course covers basic safety tips for using display screen equipment.


Display Screen Equipment, or ‘DSE’ is the term given to computer equipment which uses a screen.

The Health and Safety Executive define this as: “Display Screen Equipment – any alphanumeric or graphic display screen, regardless of the display process involved.”

It is vitally important to your health and safety that you consider the way you use all forms of Display Screen Equipment.

Topics Covered

  • Definition of ‘DSE’ and of a ‘user’.
  • Eye and eyesight tests for ‘users’.
  • Regulations on assessment of workstations for ‘users’.
  • Work related injuries DSE users suffer.
  • How to minimise the risk of work related injuries DSE users suffer.
  • The effects of DSE on pregnant women.
  • Checklist for workstation assessment.
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Duration 28 minutes

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1 e-learning module

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1 online assessment

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Online learner support

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Certificate available on completion

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