Learn how to work safely with Display Screen Equipment and to avoid the risks coming with it.


Sitting in the wrong position in front of a computer for a long time can cause severe consequences to an individual’s wellbeing. This is especially important in the workplace, where employees are often sitting at their desk for most of their day. The main risks of working with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), visual fatigue and mental stress. A poorly designed workstation can also cause these problems.

Under UK health and safety regulation an employer has a responsibility to provide the right equipment & training for employees. Employers are responsible for creating a safe working environment and providing information and instructions relating to Display Screen Equipment to their employees. Without providing proper training, an employer is liable for any problem arising from incorrect usage of DSE. Our Display Screen Equipment eLearning Module helps users to understand the safe use of such equipment. This eLearning module will enable the user to understand the importance of safe DSE usage in the workplace.

Although the course was designed for a desktop user, any user can complete this online training course since many risks/controls can be applied to different forms of DSE use i.e. good seating posture. It is a fully online interactive course and assessment, accessible on any device, 24/7, with no time limits through our modern LMS. A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the eLearning module.

This e-learning course only provides awareness education. Face-to-face training would be needed in addition in order to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.

Display Screen Equipment Training Module

Learning Objective

The user will:

  • Understand the importance of safe DSE usage in the workplace.
  • Understand the responsibilities of themselves and their employer.
  • Understand the systems that are needed in order to comply with DSE training.


Course Outline

  • Who is responsible?
  • The risks of DSE
  • Preventing MSD's
  • Good posture vs bad posture
  • Visual fatigue
  • Workstation
  • Cleanliness
  • Assessment



We cover the key information surrounding Display Screen Equipment, extracted from the following government legislation and trading standard authorities: Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 and associated guidance document L26.


The Display Screen Equipment eLearning module was approved by:

ROSPA Approved eLearning course



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