DSE Tool

DSE Self Assessment Tool

In order to assist employers and employee’s we have created an online DSE Tool, based on the HSE (DSE) Display Screen Equipment Workstation Checklist.

This tool helps fulfil employers obligations, by assessing users and giving guidance on the use of display screen equipment.

Assessments will be forwarded to a nominated manager / supervisor for review and saved in our cloud for easy management and recovery.


Complete your DSE Assessment with our easy to use online form.


Users reports will be automatically backed up to our cloud and shared with your manager.


We can remind your staff when their next DSE Assessment is due.

The Law

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE), such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations apply to workers who use DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time. We describe these workers as ‘DSE users’. The regulations don’t apply to workers who use DSE infrequently or only use it for a short time.

How to protect workers’ health

In law, employers must:

Incorrect use of DSE or poorly designed workstations or work environments can lead to pain in necks, shoulders, backs, arms, wrists and hands as well as fatigue and eye strain. The causes may not always be obvious.

The law applies if users are, for example:

  • at a fixed workstation
  • mobile workers
  • home workers
  • hot-desking (workers should carry out a basic risk assessment if they change desks regularly)

More DSE guidance

HSE’s leaflet Working with display screen equipment gives more information about how to comply with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations.

You can find detailed advice on the regulations in Work with display screen equipment.

Advice on using DSE if you’re pregnant or have epilepsy is available.

(Source: https://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/dse/)