DSE/VDU Safety – Course of the Week

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DSEWe have found that a substantial number of DSE workers report aches, pains or eye discomfort. These conditions do not prove any serious ill health, but it is important to avoid them as much as possible. Display Screen Equipment safety training highlights the correct posture and working position for people working at desks and with any type of display. Many medical conditions arise from incorrect posture and equipment positioning and our course ensures that you are aware of the best practices to avoid developing illnesses and injuries at work.

ProTrainings Europe are proud sponsors of Backcare who aim to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course comes with 2.0 hrs (3.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 59 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

To book on an online course you simply register at www.prodse.co.uk and for a classroom course look at www.procourses.co.uk or call ProTrainings on 01206 805359, email on support@protrainings.uk or use the online chat from any online website.

Occupations that can use this course:

  • Office staff
  • Managers
  • Factory workers using display screens
  • Shop assistants
  • CCTV operatives


  • Regulations:
    • Health and Safety at work regulations
    • Display Screen regulations
    • Workstations
    • the importance of DSE
    • Employer requirements of DSE
  • DSE Injuries:
    • MSD’s
    • Upper and lower limb disorders
    • Back Pain
    • Eye strains
  • DSE best practice:
    • Workstation overview
    • Keyboard
    • Mouse or trackball
    • Display screens
    • Software
    • Furniture
    • Environment
    • Telephones
    • Mobile devices

Learning outcomes/assessment criteria

1 Understand the importance of DSE risk assessments
1.1   Outline the reasons for conducting DSE risk assessments
1.2   Outline the main legislation relating to DSE risk assessments

2 Understand the principles of controlling the risks from DSE workstations
2.1   Identify the principles of good ergonomic workstation design
2.2   Outline the main causes of ill-health relating to DSE use
2.3   Describe corrections that can be applied to workstation design to control identified risks

3 Understand how a DSE risk assessment is undertaken
3.1   Describe the stages involved in a DSE risk assessment3.2   Outline the circumstances in which a DSE risk assessment should be reviewed

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