VDU Risk Assessor Training Online

VDU Risk Assessor Training Online course (also known as DSE) is aimed at users of display screen equipment (DSE) and in particular those responsible for assessing display screen equipment. A ‘user’, is anyone who regularly uses display screen equipment for a significant part of their normal work. In practice, if you use display screen equipment continuously for more than one hour a day, then you’re a ‘user’.

So what do we mean by VDU (visual display unit) also known as DSE (display screen equipment)?

VDU and DSE are actually the same thing. Originally VDU was the common term used in law and by assessors the world over. However, as the term seemed to restrict the description to the screen and PC rather than the entire workstation and work environment, a broader term of reference was adopted and now VDU is more commonly referenced in law as DSE.

The first thing most people think of is a computer monitor. But that’s not the only thing it refers to Display Screen Equipment could also mean laptops, tablet PCs, televisions, smartphones, CNC control pads, portable diagnostic screens or equipment containing cathode ray tubes, or CRTs.

Display Screen Equipment Regulations in Europe, UK and Ireland contain special directives covering DSE safety. Both employers and employee‐users have responsibilities under the legislation.

This VDU Risk Assessor Training Online course fulfils your statutory training obligations and covers among other things, the correct way to set up and use your display screen equipment safely. Reducing the risk of work-related conditions.


Certified by IIRSM

Features of Guardian Safety’ VDU Risk Assessor Training Online:

  • Our VDU Risk Assessor training online courses have been developed by leading experts
  • Our courses are accredited by CPD.
  • Training is entirely online with online assessments (with no time limits)
  • VDU Risk Assessor Training Online courses have a full audio voice-over
  • Most courses have Closed Captioning
  • On completion, certificates are Downloadable
  • Company accounts can be created for all courses
  • Group discounts are available on all training
  • Courses are suitable for all learner types as we use a combination of video, voice-over, text, quizzes and interactive activities

Benefits of Completing VDU Risk Assessor Training Online with Guardian Safety:

  • You can avoid crowded classrooms
  • You can learn at a pace that suits you
  • Learn where you want, when you want
  • This course can be completed in one sitting or as many sittings as you need.
  • If you lose your cert, don’t worry you can download from your customer account at any time, or drop us a mail and we will do it for you
  • Courses are exciting and interactive so keep you engaged


110 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Module Number

Module Name

Pass % Required








Protecting Your Body



Adjusting Your Chair



Adjusting Your Screen



Work Arrangements



Adjusting the Layout of Your Workstation



Adjusting Your Work Environment



Risk Assessment Overview



Principles of Sensible Risk Management



Key Health and Safety Legislation



DSE Hazards and Risks



DSE Assessments



Control and Prevention Strategies



Practical Element


Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)
  • Browser: A modern and up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Additional Software: Flash Player (latest version)
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Approved By IIRSM

This course has been independently recognised by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management as meeting the standards of its Training Approval Scheme.

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