This online DSE Awareness course includes a self assessment as required by regulations.

Using Display Screen Equipment (DSE) such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones has become part and parcel of modern life.  However, health risks linked to DSE use at work continue to account for over 80% of all work-related ill-health.

Employers have legal duties to manage risks associated with DSE use in the workplace, and to provide information and training on safe use.

DSE Awareness training helps staff reduce risks to their physical and mental health, both at work and during leisure time.

Developed with leading assessment and training providers DSE Scotland, DSE Awareness provides clear information on the safe use of technology both at and outside of the office.

Two versions of the course are available:

  • DSE Awareness
    • Suitable as a general awareness course – can be used as original or refresher training, or to supplement any existing DSE training or assessment processes.

  • DSE Awareness with Self Assessment
    • This enhanced version gives learners the option to complete their own DSE risk assessment – sometimes called a desk or workstation assessment – as they progress through the course. Under the DSE Regulations 1992 (as amended), individual DSE risk assessments are a legal requirement for staff who regularly use DSE as a significant part of their normal work.  Information about pre-existing health conditions can often be relevant to DSE risk assessments.  To allay any concerns about data protection and privacy, all information provided by staff  – including any sensitive personal data they choose to share – as they complete their assessment is deliberately not recorded within the course itself.  Instead, learners receive prompts at relevant points to complete a separate risk assessment checklist which they can retain and/or share as appropriate.