DSE Online Training

  • Highlights the key issues associated with working with display screen equipment, eg managing the environment and workload to avoid ill-health effects.
  • Discusses the importance of good posture and varying your posture.
  • Provides practical guidance on the safe set-up and use of computer workstations.
  • Offers skippable information on different ways of working, including standing for work, use of mobile devices, working away from the office and hotdesking.

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The EssentialSkillz ErgoWize DSE eLearning and Workstation Risk Assessment course aims to reduce the health risks associated with working with a computer workstation. It does this by giving individuals the information they need to manage their environment and their work. The course explains how to set-up your chair, desk, desk equipment and screen. It addresses how to achieve comfortable postures while you work and the importance of avoiding sitting or standing for too long. 

Optional material covers carrying and using mobile devices, including laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Standing for work, working in vehicles, using multiple screens and touchscreens are also provided as optional sections. There is a skippable lesson suitable for expectant and new mothers, as well as those who manage women of child-bearing age.

The final lesson provides some simple stretching exercises to reduce tension and stress. These can be downloaded as a PDF for reference after the course is finished. 

An online risk assessment is taken after completing the course. The risk assessment assists with identifying issues with a computer workstation, provides advice on how to resolve these issues or to raise the issues further so that appropriate action can be taken.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this ErgoWize DSE course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation that may be in place, all at no extra cost.

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Course Objectives

  • To describe a comfortable sitting posture and highlight the importance of varying posture throughout the day.
  • To explain the correct use of a keyboard and mouse.
  • To show the importance of organising a computer workstation to suit individual needs.
  • To discuss eyestrain and eyesight testing requirements.
  • To provide optional material for those working away from a regular desk, for example using mobile devices.
  • To outline simple stretching exercises.

Course Details


On successful completion of the test, users can download and print a certificate.


Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience 

This course is suitable for all employees and managers who use computer workstations during their working day.

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