DSE VDU Assessor Course

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VDU Assessor Course Aim: VDU assessor course

The aim of this VDU Assessor course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to be able to assess Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Workstations and advise others on the correct set up of workstations 

Course Objectives: 

On completion of this VDU Assessor course delegates will be able to: 

  • Identify the hazards associated with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) 
  • Explain the harm posed by Display Screen Equipment (DSE) 
  • Explain the legislation that applies to Display Screen Equipment (DSE) 
  • Carry out a Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Workstation Assessment 


  • What/why? 
  • Legal requirements 
  • Minimum Requirements 
  • Anatomy & backcare 
  • Ergonomic principles and Risk Assessment 
  • Skills demonstration 


On completion of this course learners will have access to our online resources complete with interactive exercises, guide documents, Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment Sheets and Checklists. 


Currently we are delivering this course through videoconferencing to the comfort of your own home!  

Course Certification 

On successful completion of this VDU Assessor course, delegates will receive a Qualtec DSE VDU Assessor Certificate 

Why complete this course?

The Health & Safety Authority require that VDU assessments are carried out for all computer users. This is outlined in the Safety Health and Welfare (General Application) Regulations: Chapter 5 of Part 2.

Entry requirements

This course is directed at existing trainers who have already completed a “Train the Trainer” course such as QQI Level 6 Training Delivery & Evaluation, QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor, QQI Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor  PHECC FAR Instructor or PHECC CFR Instructor.