DSE Assessor Training

Users who work with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) – including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, TV screens, and even smartphones, may spend the best part of their working day sat at their desk in static positions. If DSE hazards are not assessed and equipment is not ergonomic, then users could be at significant risk of health issues such as musculoskeletal disorders.

This DSE Assessor course is designed to educate anyone who will be taking on the role of a DSE Assessor in their workplace and aims to give participants an understanding of what their duties are, and an awareness of what risks are typically posed by DSE. This knowledge will enable them to carry out thorough assessments, take suitable action to eliminate any hazards and thus ensure well-being of everyone that uses DSE in the workplace.


The DSE Assessor course is divided into 4 modules:

Introduction to DSE

  • What is display screen equipment? DSE users, DSE Regulations, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, DSE Assessors, health risks of DSE, the importance of assessing DSE.

DSE Assessments

  • What is a DSE assessment? Identifying hazards, deciding who might be harmed and how, evaluating the risks and implementing controls, recording the findings, and reviewing and updating assessments.

Ergonomic Equipment and Environment

  • Selecting ergonomic equipment: display screens, keyboards, mouse, chairs, and the work surface, work environment, portable equipment, software, hot-desking, standing users, providing information and training.

Good Posture and Well-being

  • Head position, upper and lower back, arms and wrists, legs and feet, taking breaks, eyesight, users with special requirements.


Assessment is through individual and group exercises and an end-of-course multiple-choice test.

‘A very beneficial and enjoyable course, with good examples to support theory and practical DSE assessing.
Thank you.’ – R Mercer RQAI

  • Half Day

  • Cosaint Training / On-Site

  • Each trainee will receive a certificate of attendance on completion. This course is CITB approved for grant aid to levy payers.

  • Tea, coffee, refreshments & lunch provided.

  • 12th December 2023

    7th February 2024

    Contact us for additional upcoming course dates.


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