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VDU-DSE Assessor Course

The VDU/DSE Assessor role is to assess the workstation of a user and to impart the knowledge required to work safely at a VDE / DSE workstation in accordance with the requirements of the 2007 General Application Regulations.

The aim of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for the assessment of Visual Display Units (VDU)/Display Screen Equipment (DSE) in the workplace.

Delivery methods - this course can be completed in class or online.

Duration: 1 Day

What are the Benefits?

Practical Training Delivery Skills
Work on your training delivery skills and develop your confidence as a trainer.

Respected Certification
Add credibility to the skills you get during this course with a respected Assessor Certification. An also

  • allow the employer to meet his legal requirements
  • Provide the management with an understanding of the design problems or underlying engineering/ventilation problem of the individual workstations or office
  • Reduce the level of RSI or Work Related Upper Limb Disorders
  • (WRULDs) injuries and eye sight problems

Identify the hazards associated with workstations, Understand the harm posed by these hazards,  Understand the legislation that applies to Display Screen Equipment/ Visual Display Units ,Carry out a VDU/ DSE Workstation Assessment

Entry Requirments

English Proficiency:

  • To ensure the greatest opportunity for successful participation in our programmes, learners are required to have a good command of English in terms of reading, writing and speaking. This standard of proficiency is indicated by achieving or exceeding the standard of CEFR B2+Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) or standard of 6.0 on the IELTS.
  • Learners who have achieved a passing grade at Junior Certificate level will be deemed to meet this criterion. However, learners for whom English is not their first language, are required to advise Carraig Safety Consultants, and may be required to provide evidence of proficiency. This could include completing a standardised CEFR test or equivalent.
Course Content

What is covered on our VDU/DSE Assessor Course

  • Legal requirements under current Health & Safety legislation
  • Hazards & Risks associated with VDU / DSE usage
  • Ergonomics of computer workstations
  • Practical control measures
  • Environmental factors


Participants are required to complete a short answer question paper of 20 questions.


Successful participants will receive a VDU/DSE Assessor Certificate

Max participants: 10

Duration: 1 Day

Who Should Attend?
  • Employers & Self Employed persons
  • Health & Safety Managers or Consultants
  • Health & Safety Representatives
  • Occupational Health Professionals
  • Architects
  • Information Technology professionals
  • Instructors in computer software programmes or courses
  • Persons interested in ergonomics
  • Manual handling instructors (completing the two courses provide complementary skills. Participants who complete the two courses at Carraig Safety within a calendar year receive a discount. Please email info@carraigsafety.ie for more details of the scheme.)

What course resources do I receive upon completion?

On completion of the course all participants will receive all the training materials they will require to start assessing others. PowerPoint Presentation, Guides, Sample Templates, Administration Documentation, Useful Links. Ongoing support will be provided to learners after course completion.

Do I need to have a Health and Safety Qualification to complete this course?

No, we start with the basics so no previous training is required

Can I train my own staff after this course to become an assessor?

No, once you satisfy all the requirement of the course, you can assess workstations only..

Can I become a free lance consultant or set up a ergonomic assessment business and deliver Assessments?

Yes, you will be fully qualified to assess and report for VDU/DSE Assessments. This course is often taken along with Manual Handling Instruction QQI Level 6 as both courses compliment each other..

What do I need to bring?

We supply all course materials, manuals, packs and refreshments.

What Certification will I receive?

You will receive a Carraig Safety VDU/DSE Assessor Certificate.

Any Other Questions?

We'll be happy to answer any other questions you may have by phone or email. You can click the button below to ask a question online, or call us on 01 6293852.

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