Display Screen Equipment

Display Screen Equipment

ETD’s DSE training helps those who work with display screen equipment to avoid strains and musculoskeletal injuries. 

If you find yourself constantly rubbing your eyes, straining your neck, struggling with headaches or feeling pain in your wrists and back, you’re likely suffering from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). 

This injury occurs frequently in people who aren’t using the correct display screen equipment (DSE) or are using DSE incorrectly. Excessive use of DSE can cause long-term damage to your health without you even knowing it. That’s why ETD has developed the Display Screen Equipment Course. This training will show you how to avoid RSI while using screens and other office equipment. The course is ideal for workforces in need of DSE training but is also applicable to anyone who simply wishes to learn more about the health and safety risks associated with DSE.

What does the course cover?

  • The Risks from DSE work
  • The importance of good posture and changing position
  • DSE Regulations 1992
  • Completing individual self-assessments
  • Effects of using DSE

DSE Training Outcomes

  • What DSE is
  • Legislation and regulations surrounding DSE
  • The impact that incorrect use of DSE can have on health
  • How to assemble your workstation effectively
  • Risks of insufficient DSE
  • The importance of good posture and changing position
  • How to complete self-assessments
  • How to prevent strains and injuries

Course Modules

  • Welcome to your DSE course
  • Display screen equipment (DSE)
  • DSE regulations
  • Amendments in the Display Screen Equipment Regulations 2002
  • Effects of poor DSE use
  • Summary and final exam

Test & Certification

At the end of the DSE training, you will be given a 20-question, multiple-choice test. The required pass rate is 85%. You will be able to download and print a digital certificate on completion of the course. This certificate is valid for three years, at which point we recommend you take the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Refresher Course every 12 months.


Main Course: Approximately 25 minutes (excluding time taken for the final exams). 

Complete your DSE training from anywhere at any time, whether at home or in the workplace.

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