DSE Assessors Training

About the Course

Teaches participants how to carry out Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessments correctly. This knowledge helps to minimise the risks to your colleagues at their workstations.

It complies with Regulation 72 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 which states that employers must:

  • Ensure that the general use of equipment is not a source of risk for their employees
  • Perform an analysis of the workstation in order to evaluate the safety and health conditions to which it gives rise for employees, particularly as regards possible risks to eyesight, physical problems and problems of mental stress and, on the basis of that evaluation, take appropriate measures to remedy any risks found, taking account of the minimum requirements in Schedule 4 of the Regulations and any additional or combined effects of any such risks.
Duration 1 days
Dates TBC



Skillnet courses are eligible for funding which will reduce this price. The size of allowance is dependent on your training needs analysis.

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Who should attend?

Managers, supervisors and office personnel responsible for DSE operations and workstations

Delivery of course

This is an interactive course where participants are provided with a variety of checklists to facilitate them in assessing DSE/VDU workstations in their workplace.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Ergonomics and Anthropometrics
  • An introduction to the relationships between the individual, the task, the environment and the work equipment
  • Legal Requirements
  • Discussion on Irish and European legislation pertaining to DSE
  • Perceived and real hazards of DSE work
  • Controversial topics ranging from alleged reproductive hazards to radioactive emissions, which have been associated with DSE, will be addressed. Recent studies and their results will also be examined
  • Principles and Aims of Assessment
  • Assessment Techniques

Benefits of DSE Assessor training

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements of the General Application Regulations 2007
  • Understand the factors that constitute an assessment
  • Understand ergonomic factors and DSE workstation layout
  • Appreciate the postural implications of DSE workstations
  • Carry out DSE workstation assessments and advise operators on the methods of work

Delivery of Course

Participants will be encouraged to take an active role in all modules. They will also be provided with a number of checklists to facilitate them in assessing DSE/VDU workstations in their workplace.


CILT DSE Assessors Certificate.

CILT Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills