Duration: 25 Minutes

Everyone who regularly uses a computer legally requires computer health and safety training: This is also known as ‘DSE’ (Display Screen Equipment) or VDU (Visual Display Unit Training).


Whether you work with a desktop computer, laptop or handheld device, it is legally required that your employer provides training to help you understand the potential health risks of this type of work, as well as how best to avoid them. Taking just 30 minutes to complete, our Display Screen Equipment training programme will show you how to carry out a DSE risk assessment, as well as better arrange your existing workplace equipment to minimise common negative symptoms associated with extended periods of time spent at a computer (such as eye strain, backache, ect

Display Screen Equipment: Course Contents

1. At Your Desk


In this section of the Computer health and safety e-learning programme we look at your chair and desk and how they should best be set up for your comfort. We explain why your posture is so important and show you why you should carry out a DSE assessment on your chair to set it up for best seating position to maintain good posture


2. On Your Desk


The layout of everything on your desk is very important. In this section of the DSE training programme we look at YOU, how you work and what is on your desk to help you carry out a DSE assessment to arrange your workplace to be efficient, comfortable and to avoid stress.We look at your typing position and use video to show how your arms, wrists, hands and fingers should best be positioned for good computer health and safety.

3. Environment


Wherever your workstation is set up you should be able to concentrate. In this section of the DSE training programme we look at how you can ensure the lighting, temperature, glare, noise level and even the software you use are right for you.

4. Portable Devices


Your posture and positioning are as important when using portable devices as they are when using fixed-position workstations. In this section of the Display Screen Equipment training programme we look at extra considerations that should be made when carrying and using portables. You can then carry out a DSE assessment of your devices for a more comfortable and safe workplace.

5. Exercises


This section of the computer health and safety training and DSE assessment programme contains a set of gentle exercises which can be done while sitting at your desk. They don’t require any special equipment and take very little time but should help to reduce any stresses and strains which are put on your body while sitting at your desk.

6. DSE Assessment


DSE assessments are required to help compliance with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations. Performing your own DSE assessment of your working area will enable you to highlight any concerns and potential risk


Get in touch on 01206 363710 or info@helmsmanservices.co.uk to request a free trial.