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Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management

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Display screen technology has become ubiquitous with most aspects of our lives and our exposure to these devices continues to increase, with reported levels of up to 9 hours per day spent consuming media on a display screen device. While the musculoskeletal (MSD) risks from such device are relatively low, the increased exposure does mean that the effects of preventable risks such as poor or fixed postures can accumulate and lead to problems. HSE statistics (2022/23) indicate that 27% of cases of work-related illness involves MSDs. Data from the general practitioners scheme (THOR-GP) suggests that "keyboard work" are significant contributors to both lower back and upper limb disorders. This course, delivered by experienced HSE ergonomists, will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management (including hybrid working) and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments. The course covers the key elements for office DSE risk assessment and management and provides the information and techniques required to enable delegates to become a DSE assessor.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the legal, moral, and financial reasons why DSE risk management is so important
  • Understand how to achieve good posture at the workstation
  • Understand how to manage DSE for hybrid workers
  • Be able to complete a DSE assessment
  • Know the break requirements from DSE
  • Consider mobile DSE risks and risk management

The course will cover:

The course provides an overview of the legal, moral and financial reasons why DSE risk management is so important. It looks at how we get injured in the workplace and how to achieve good posture at your workstation when working in the office, working from home or when you are on the move with DSE. Delegates will also learn about risk management for less common DSE issues such as hot-desking and dual screens, and mobile technology such as tablet pcs, smartphones, and laptops.

Who should attend?

The course will be most beneficial for health and safety providers, with limited knowledge / experience of DSE risk management who wish to become a DSE assessor. However, it will also be relevant to those who wish to update or consolidate their knowledge and experience as a DSE assessor.


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton.

Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

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£560 per person (includes course notes, certificate of attendance and lunch/refreshments).

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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