Assessing Display Screen Equipment

Assessing Display Screen Equipment


This course is aimed at companies who employ users of display screen equipment (DSE or VDU) as it’s often called and is intended to be completed by those who will be assessing the DSE set ups of employees. DSE is a term that covers a wide range of equipment. If equipment like this is not set up correctly, users are at increased risk from certain disorders.

Approved by IIRSM – Duration 110 mins* – €30.00


  1. Introduction – 70% pass required
  2. Legislation – 70% pass required
  3. Protecting Your Body – 70% pass required
  4. Adjusting Your Chair – 70% pass required
  5. Adjusting Your Screen – 70% pass required
  6. Work Arrangements – 70% pass required
  7. Adjusting the Layout of Your Workstation – 70% pass required
  8. Adjusting Your Work Environment – 70% pass required
  9. Risk Assessment Overview – 70% pass required
  10. Principles of Sensible Risk Management – 70% pass required
  11. Key Health and Safety Legislation – 70% pass required
  12. DSE Hazards and Risks – 70% pass required
  13. DSE Assessments – 70% pass required
  14. Control and Prevention Strategies – 70% pass required
  15. Practical Element – 70% pass required


Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


110 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Additional Information

Our display screen equipment courses are aimed at users of display screen equipment (DSE or VDU) and those responsible for assessing display screen equipment. A ‘user’ is anyone who regularly uses display screen equipment for a significant part of their everyday work. In practice, if you use display screen equipment continuously for more than one hour a day, then you’re a ‘user’.

So what do we mean by display screen equipment?

The first thing most people think of is a computer monitor. But that’s not the only thing it refers to. Display screen equipment could also mean laptops, tablet PCs, televisions, smartphones, CNC control pads, portable diagnostic screens or equipment containing cathode ray tubes, or CRTs.

This Display Screen Equipment (DSE) training course raises awareness of the dangers that working long hours with DSE can present and some simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of injury or ill-health.

The Health & Safety Authority (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations contain special directives covering DSE safety. Both employers and employee-users have responsibilities under the legislation. This is outlined in the Safety Health and Welfare (General Application) Regulations: Chapter 5 of Part 2.

The course covers what Display Screen Equipment is, key legislation, key responsibilities, the potential harmful effects from prolonged DSE use, risk assessment, setting up a workstation correctly and maintaining wellbeing.

This course fulfils your statutory training obligations and covers, among other things, the correct way to set up and use your display screen equipment safely, and reduce the risk of work-related conditions.

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