DSE Awareness for Managers

This DSE Awareness for Managers training programme provides managers and supervisors a comprehensive understanding of their role in ensuring the safe use of display screen equipment, or DSE. It explores the health risks of incorrect DSE use, ways to control these risks and safe workstation set-ups. The course also outlines DSE training requirements for all employees and provides an understanding of how managers should work with employees to minimise risk.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet easy-to-follow explanations

Certificate on completion

Simple login and user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Understand legal duties regarding safe DSE use

Gain awareness of relevant legislation

Know how to set up an ergonomic DSE workstation

Identify and manage associated health and safety risks of DSE use

Learn proper sitting and posture techniques

Recognise best practices for DSE use

This training course is accredited by:

DSE Awareness for Managers

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £9.50

About DSE Awareness for Managers

Display screens are essential for a significant number of workers. However, prolonged or improper DSE use is linked to a number of health risks.

Managers must comply with health and safety legislation and work to protect employees from the risks of unsafe DSE use. Specific duties include risk assessment of workstations and providing employees with relevant DSE safety training.

Our DSE Awareness for Managers course examines DSE regulation and the manager’s role in mitigating DSE health risks and creating a safe and productive work environment.

Why is DSE Awareness for Managers Training Important?

Incorrect use of display screens or poorly designed workstations can cause eye strain, fatigue and pain in the neck, shoulders and arms. If these issues are left unaddressed, they can result in more serious musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). There were over 477,000 reported cases of MSDs in 2021 alone, according to the Health and Safety Executive.

These health issues significantly reduce employee productivity and lead to increased absenteeism and associated costs for employers.

This DSE awareness course equips managers with the knowledge and skills to fulfil their legal duties and protect employees from the risks of incorrect DSE use. It empowers them to educate employees on safe display screen use, conduct DSE risk assessments and supervise the set up of ergonomic workstations.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

Both employers and employees have legal duties regarding safe DSE use. Employees who engage in continuous DSE use for periods exceeding one hour a day are considered DSE users. This definition includes employees working:

  • Remotely or at home
  • At fixed workstations
  • Across multiple desks (hot-desking)

To ensure the health and safety of all DSE users, employers must:

  • Conduct DSE workstation assessments
  • Reduce risks associated with DSE use by ensuring workers take breaks
  • Provide an eye test if an employee requests one
  • Offer information, instruction and training to workers

These duties are contained within the following pieces of legislation:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, or (PUWER)

Failure to comply with these regulations can result in severe consequences, including fines, penalties and reputational damage.

Course Outline

Single Module

30+ minutes

This course covers the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • What the Law Says
  • Correct DSE Setup
  • Identifying the Hazards
  • Correct Usage: Sitting & Posture
  • Correct Usage: Upper Limbs
  • Correct Usage: Display Screens
  • Providing Information, Instruction & Training

Why Choose DSE Awareness for Managers
Training with Human Focus?

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Develops awareness of safety legislation regarding display screen work

Helps prevent health issues associated with incorrect DSE use

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DSE Awareness for Managers Certification

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

What Does My Certificate Include?

The DSE Awareness for Managers certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and name of the approval body.

The IIRSM-accredited certificate will be available for download and printing instantly upon course completion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

DSE Awareness for Managers develops an understanding of legal duties regarding DSE and how to supervise safe display screen use, including workstation set-up and DSE risk assessment.

This course is designed for managers and supervisors in any sector where DSE is used. It gives you the essential knowledge to oversee the responsible use of display screen equipment and protect employees from the risks of prolonged or unsafe DSE use.

Incorrect use of DSE can cause eye strain, fatigue and discomfort, including pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists and hands. It can also cause more severe musculoskeletal disorders, which affect bones, joints and connecting tissues.

The training covers legal obligations, correct DSE setup, identification of health hazards and proper usage guidelines for sitting, posture, upper limbs and display screens. It also explains the need to provide information, instruction and training to employees on safe DSE use.

Yes. This DSE Awareness for Managers training programme is accredited by IIRSM.