DSE Assessments & Training
DSE Risk Assessments
Sometimes called desk or workstation assessments, DSE risk assessments are a legal requirement for all staff who regularly use display screen equipment - computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones - for work, either in the office or from home.
Effective assessments help staff avoid the common health risks associated with DSE use - musculoskeletal disorders (aches & pains), work-related stress and visual fatigue, or manage any pre-existing conditions they may already have.
DSE assessments should be carried out by competent, trained assessors. Staff can carry out their own self-assessment but must have first received appropriate information and instruction.
Our principal assessor Neal Cameron is a fully qualified occupational safety & health professional, with extensive experience of carrying out assessments and delivering CIEHF-accredited DSE Assessor Training courses.
We offer face-to-face, remote (virtual) and e-learning methods for carrying out assessments, all of which are suitable for home and/or office working. Please see below for more information.
Volume discounts are available for DSE risk assessments - please contact us for more details.
in-person - £149
Conducted at the user’s own workstation, a comprehensive face-to-face Display Screen Equipment risk assessment suitable for all staff, including new & expectant mothers or anyone experiencing pain or discomfort during or after using DSE. Assessments can cover any pre-existing health conditions, and include training and instruction on best practice chair adjustment, posture, workstation set-up, work routines and the use of portable DSE. Assessments typically last between 30 and 60 minutes. Assessment reports, with findings and recommendations (if any), are normally available within 2 working days, and sent initially (with employees’ consent) to the assessment organiser.
The price of face-to-face DSE risk assessments can vary according to location, as for work outside east central Scotland we charge (minimal) expenses to cover travelling time. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation quote.
virtual - £139
As in-person assessments, but conducted remotely by video call using Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
For remote assessments to work effectively, users must have access to a device with a web camera, and reliable broadband or mobile internet connection. We also ask individuals to provide (in advance) at least one photograph of their typical working set-up, and to have a tape measure to hand during the video call.
DSE Self Assessment
DSE Awareness e-learning - £12
Launched in 2020, DSE Awareness is our short e-learning course which provides anyone with the knowledge and skills needed to complete their own basic DSE risk assessment for home and/or office working. In an age of concern about confidentiality and digital privacy, users are prompted to complete a form-fillable pdf risk assessment as they progress through the training, and in this way no sensitive personal data (e.g. medical information) is captured by the software itself.
With various DSE e-learning software packages on the market, we're proud to say that our course is the only one accredited by the world-leading Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.