This Display Screen Equipment/Visual Display Unit Training Course is extremely useful for anyone working in an office.
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

DSE/VDU Operator Safety Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 1 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

DSE or 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 like neck/back problems, headaches, stiffness, sight problems as well as arm wrist and hand conditions.

The HSE state on their website "As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE), such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. This course is designed to meet Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 which is aimed at a worker who uses DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time and are classified by the HSE as ‘DSE users’.

If these hazards are not identified, serious medical conditions can arise.  Learning how to prevent injury and work safe, will improve health and working conditions.

Further training on reducing injury can be gained by completing our Manual Handling course and more information on this DSE requirements can be found on our website.  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.

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

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 1 hour and 1 minute of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

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.

  • 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 assessment
  • 3.2   Outline the circumstances in which a DSE risk assessment should be reviewed
  • DSE/VDU Operator Safety student manual V3.0
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE DSE/VDU safety leaflet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
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I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

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Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

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