Display Screen Awareness


Started on July 19, 2024exclusive of VAT

Display Screen Equipment Awareness

Our display screen equipment awareness training courses are aimed at users of display screen equipment (DSE) and those responsible for assessing display screen equipment. A ‘user’, is anyone who regularly uses display screen equipment for a significant part of their normal work. In practice, if you use display screen equipment continuously for more than one hour a day, then you’re a ‘user’.  Eye strain injury due to screen usage can be identified by headaches, difficulty focusing, eye discomfort, watery or dry eyes and increased sensitivity to light.  Specsavers advice on computer eye strain gives some valuable tips on how to reduce the risks of daily screen usage.

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.

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations contain special directives covering DSE safety. Both employers and employee‐users have responsibilities under the legislation. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 that governs display screen equipment awareness and covers a wide expanse from what is required from a workstation, routines and best practice and the provision of training and eye tests  This course fulfils the employers statutory training obligations and helps employers reduce the risk of work related conditions

Course ContentModule
Introduction to DSE for Risk Assessors1
Protecting Your Body3
Adjusting your Chair4
Adjusting Your Screen5
Work Arrangements6
Adjusting the Layout of Your Workstation7
Adjusting Your Work Environment8
Risk Assessment Overview9
Principles of Sensible Risk Management10
Key Health and Safety Legislation11
DSE Hazards and Risks12
DSE Assessments13
Control and Prevention14
Practical Element15

Online assessment is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates require 70% correct answers to secure a pass.  PDF certificate will be sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copy certificate on requrest.  Duration: 50 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).

Other related courses to Display Screen Equipment Awareness training offered by Agile Career Training Ltd are:
Workplace Health and Safety Training
Assess Display Screen Equipment for users
Basic Fire Awareness
Manual Handling