ErgoWize – DSE Training and Risk Assessment

£22.00 £27.06 INC VAT

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE),  Display Screen Equipment (DSE) are devices or equipment that have an alphanumeric or graphic display screen and includes display screens, laptops, touch screens and other similar devices.

DSE workstations can be associated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pain, as well as with fatigue and eyestrain. This DSE Training course and Workstation Risk Assessment course, instructs employees in the correct setup and safe use of their computer workstation, desk and chair.

This e-learning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete the all round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation


The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 aim to protect the health of people who work with DSE. The Regulations were introduced because DSE has become one of the most common kinds of work equipment.

Health risks associated with DSE include fatigue, eye strain, upper limb problems and backache. This can be due to over or improper use of DSE or poorly designed workstations.

Effective ergonomics has been proven to reduce the potential for accidents, injury and ill health and to improve performance and productivity. Small changes and interventions can have important results.

This DSE Training course introduces users to a comfortable sitting posture and correct keyboard and mouse techniques. In addition, the importance of a personally organised workstation is explained. Regular movement and stretching can be beneficial to alleviate postural strain.  The course also describes the importance of eyestrain prevention and a company eyesight policy. The correct use of laptops and mobile phones is essential to prevent personal injury.

After completion of the DSE Training course, users undertake a risk assessment which aims to help the user resolve potential issues and ill health due to the use of DSE and associated equipment.  The risk assessment, once completed must be saved or printed off and handed to the relevant member of staff for appropriate action. If not saved, it will not be accessible later.

Main sections in this ErgoWize online training:

  • Overview
  • Correct Posture
  • Workstation Set-up
  • Additional Issues
  • Exercises
  • Test

Is it for me?

This course is perfect for all employees and managers who use DSE during their working day.


  • To explain a comfortable sitting posture.
  • To highlight the correct keyboard and mouse techniques.
  • To show the importance of organising a workstation to suit individual needs.
  • To describe the importance of varying posture throughout the day.
  • To explain eyestrain prevention and eyesight policy.
  • To discuss the correct use of laptops and other mobile devices.
  • To explain the benefit of simple stretching exercises at regular intervals.


This online training is RoSPA Approved. The Health and Safety Laboratories (HSL) have reviewed the EssentialSkillz ErgoWize Course and Assessment and have provided independent verification that it reflects good practice and provides recommendations in accordance with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on Work with Display Screen Equipment. Click here to view the confirmation letter

Once the 40 minute course is completed, users must take a final test consisting of 10 questions. The final test has a minimum pass rate requirement of 70%. On successful completion of the test, users can download and print off a completion certificate.

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