DSE Assessor Training


Course description

Course Overview

Poor ergonomics during computer use can cause musculoskeletal damage and discomfort.  The University will be implementing an online self-assessment tool but when a user flags a problem and can’t resolve it themselves, what then?

The Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessor training course provides staff with an understanding of the legal framework and underpinning of ergonomic principles of DSE including smart phones, laptops and tablets.


Unfortunately there are no further dates scheduled at present.

When workshop dates are available they will be released and advertised here on the course description.


What can I expect the course to cover?

The course will cover:

  • The law
  • The basics of good ergonomics
  • Basic physiology
  • Workstation set up
  • The assessment process
  • Common problems and solutions
  • Practical review of 'ergonomic' equipment, discussing when to use and why
What will I get out of this course?

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the DSE assessment process
  • Be able to carry out a workstation assessment
  • Ability to support colleagues in making workstation improvements and adjustments
  • Know when to sign-post to specialist support areas - such as Safety Services and Occupational Health
Who is it for?

DSE Assessor training is ideal for anyone:-

  • with line management responsibilities,
  • those who have been appointed as DSE assessors* and
  • those involved in delivering new staff inductions.

[* Most DSE workstation assessors will be nominated by their department managers]

Participant preparation needed? None.
Additional Information No.
What prior experience do I need? None.
Formal assessment



Matthew J.G. Taylor (Safety Services)

Delegate places

Maximum 25 delegates
Minimum 12 delegates.

How to make
your reservation

Please email the Safety Services office on ecs-admin@leicester.ac.uk with the date you wish to attend and include your full name, department and IT account details.

Please ensure this training has been approved by your Line Manager/Supervisor and you have permission to attend on the date specified.

Registration closes 48 hours prior to the event.


About the workshop content:
Contact Matthew Taylor, Safety Services email: mjgt1@le.ac.uk / tel: (0116) 229 7770

About the workshop arrangements:
Contact Safety Services email generalsafety@leicester.ac.uk or Tel: (0116) 252 2426

For Office Use Only Course Code:  SDCHS020

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Organisational Development,
Division of Human Resources,
University of Leicester,
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Astley Clarke Building,
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