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DSE / VDU Assessment Training

Train the Assessor

Introduction: In the UK, 35% of work-related ill health cases (equivalent to 490,000 cases) relate to musculoskeletal disorders, to which Display Screen Equipment DSE / VDU work is one of the contributing factors. It is a legal requirement for companies and organisations to carry out a DSE Assessment for everyone in their staff who work with computers.

In addition to the legal requirements, good DSE / VDU Assessments generally help in improving the staff morale and productivity and can create an increased sense of wellbeing.

We at Safescope have been providing DSE / VDU Assessment services for more than a decade and will be pleased to assist in assessing your staff, however, if you choose to train your own staff member to carry out DSE / VDU Assessments, we will be also be pleased to train the nominated individuals in your organisation so that they can carry out the assessments for their colleagues.

In addition to background knowledge, this training heavily focuses on practical exercises and tutorials to equip the attendees to carry out the DSE / VDU Assessments on their own with confidence.

Our qualified and competent trainers not only provide the DSE / VDU Assessment Training, but also carry out DSE / VDU Assessments frequently. Therefore, this training course draws upon and reflects this practical knowledge and experience and provides hands-on problem solving techniques in different assessment scenarios.

This course is intended to train the attendees, enabling them to carry out the DSE / VDU Assessments independently.

Course Outlines:

  • Introduction to DSE / VDU Assessments
  • Necessity for DSE / VDU Assessments
  • Legal Requirements
    • Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992
    • HSE Guidance L26
    • HSE Guidance INDG36
  • Hazards and Risks in Use of DSE / VDUs
  • Musculoskeletal and Upper Limb Disorders
  • Workstation
  • Environment
  • IT Issues
  • Workload and Breaks
  • Correct Workstation Layout
  • Correct Physical Posture
  • DSE / VDU Assessment Methods
  • Face to Face DSE / VDU Assessments
  • DSE / VDU Assessments - Practical Tutorial and Exercises
  • DSE / VDU Assessments - Common Problems and Solutions
  • DSE / VDU Assessments - Template Documents and Forms
  • Escalating Complex Issues
  • Maintaining Records
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration: Half Day (3.5 hours)

Venue: Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course): £350 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients and 10% for registered charities

Maximum Class Size: 12 attendees

Areas Covered: London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training: Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method: Classroom and practical exercise session on a office desk with desktop computer

Course Assessment: Practical DSE / VDU Assessment

Certificate:  Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity: 3 Years Recommended

Trainer: Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?: To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email

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