14 Jan 2022

DSE Workstation Assessor Foundation Course (Ergonix)

Designed to provide you with a holistic approach to DSE assessments and knowledge to become a confident and competent assessor.

About the course

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge for delegates to become confident and competent DSE assessors.

Who should attend?

  • Delegates who have no previous knowledge and experience in DSE workstation assessments
  • DSE assessors who wish to consolidate and/or update their knowledge
  • Those in roles including line managers, occupational health professionals, health and safety professionals, health practitioners, facilities managers, HR personnel.
  • Delegates who wish to gain CIEHF CPD certificate

Why should you attend?

The course provides case studies and focuses on problem-solving scenarios.

  • This is a practical and easy course
  • To become a competent DSE assessor
  • To gain a CIEHF CPD certificate 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

  • To become a competent and confident DSE assessor
  • To understand the legal guidance and regulations relating to DSE assessments 
  • To be able to carry out a DSE assessment in accordance with the UK legislation 
  • To be able to assess individuals holistically 
  • To be able to demonstrate an understanding of consent and confidentiality issues
  • To be able to carry out basic anthropometric measurements
  • To be able to identify hazards and risks (physical, mental and environmental) 
  • To be able to use the DSE Assessment checklist confidently 
  • To be able to design an action plan to reduce risks and to promote health 
  • To be able to use the DSE Assessment checklist confidently 
  • To be able to make changes and recommendations that meet the needs of the assessed individual

Course content

This is a practical course and delegates will learn through case scenarios and practicing on each other. The course will teach delegates about the holistic approach to ergonomic assessments and improve their communication skills.

  • HSE (Health and Safety Executive) DSE  (Display Screen Equipment) regulations
  • Reasons for assessment 
  • The assessor role/ responsibilities 
  • Basic human anatomy/posture/ musculoskeletal (MSK) system
  • Musculoskeletal disorders/ stress/ depression/anxiety/eyesight 
  • Learn to identify/ analyse hazards and risks
  • Different types of DSE users 
  • Special needs/ pregnancy 
  • Different types of office equipment and their correct use
  • Environment (lighting, ventilation, cables, room temperature etc.) 
  • Standing DSE assessment/sit-stand workstations
  • Shared workstations
  • Hot desking
  • Setting up a workstation in a user’s home
  • When does a DSE review need to be done?
  • Record keeping: learn to use the DSE assessment checklist
  • This course is not just theory. It includes simple exercises, group work, case scenarios and practical tests. Attendees will learn practicing on each other. 


Attendees are assessed throughout the course by simple exercises, group work, practical tests and questions. At the end of the course there is a short test to be completed. The course is designed to gain, improve and consolidate knowledge and confidence to enable delegates to carry out DSE workstation assessments independently.

What’s included?

  • 50 page course book including test materials 
  • DSE assessment checklist 
  • Links to resources 
  • Lunch and refreshments are included at most of our venues
  • CIEHF CPD certificate on successful completion of the course

About Ergonix

Ergonix is an independent ergonomics consultancy specialising in workplace ergonomics. We want to best serve you through sharing our knowledge to improve human well-being and organisational success. We truly believe that passion drives excellence; we are passionate about what we do, and we take pride in what we deliver.

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