Quick guide to DSE assessments

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Learn more about the different types of DSE assessment available, to help you choose.

What is a DSE assessment?

A Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment helps you work comfortably and healthily at your workstation.

You can discuss your discomfort issues and get expert help.

The advice we give in your DSE assessment can help prevent health problems associated with the long-term use of desk and computer equipment. These can include back, shoulder and neck pain, eye issues, headaches and fatigue. Uncomfortable and disruptive, these issues can also cost you in lost productivity and sickness leave.

DSE workstation assessments include:



A focus on the musculoskeletal issues reported - tell us if you have back pain, neck pain or another issue



Review of your workstation setup



Help to improve equipment positioning

Chair functions

Chair functions

Helpful hints on chair and DSE equipment functions, if necessary



Working habits advice


Conducted in person by Posturite DSE assessor
Key measurements taken
The assessment takes 30-40 minutes
Suitable for everyone
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Conducted via video call by Posturite DSE assessor
The assessment takes 20-30 minutes
Suitable for everyone
Workstation measurements and photos need to be provided in advance
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Our DSE assessors are highly trained

Qualified DSE assessors

Qualified DSE assessors

Backgrounds in sports science and healthcare

Backgrounds in sports science and healthcare

Enthusiastic about ergonomics

Enthusiastic about ergonomics

Happy to answer all your questions

Happy to answer all your questions

Face-to-Face DSE Workstation Assessment

One of our expert DSE assessors will visit your workplace, which can be your home. We’ll discuss your role, equipment and any musculoskeletal issues such as back or neck pain. We’ll recommend positioning improvements you can make there and then for optimal ergonomics.

You will then receive a report and photographs of your workstation, anatomical measurements, description of the issues experienced and any recommendations for additional equipment or changes that may help to solve a problem.

Virtual DSE Workstation Assessment

Perfect if you work from home, this DSE assessment is delivered via video.

Receive helpful posture and set-up advice from this video appointment. You’ll just need to provide workstation measurements and photos beforehand.

You can raise musculoskeletal issues such as back or neck pain. We’ll use a combination of measurements, photographs and a video chat (e.g. Microsoft Teams). Our experienced DSE assessors will then draw up a report that highlights risk areas and suggests improvements to help you feel as comfortable and productive as possible.

Frequently asked questions

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  • Who conducts the assessment?

    Your DSE assessor will be an experienced, highly trained and friendly Posturite DSE assessor, often with degree-level knowledge of physiology and biomechanics.

  • Will the assessor try to sell products?

    Posturite DSE assessments are not sales pitches. Our assessors are extremely professional and will offer impartial advice on set-up and equipment throughout their time with you. They have no sales targets. You’ll receive a report that will include recommendations for specific equipment but there is never an obligation to buy. Posturite DSE assessments are a standalone service to help you.

    Our main goal is to increase your comfort and productivity. If products or services are wanted then we can help with selection, installation and correct set-up.

  • How do I know if I need a DSE assessment?

    You can book a DSE assessment if you:

    • frequently use a computer
    • experience pain or discomfort at your workstation
    • want to prevent pain and discomfort
  • How do I book an assessment?

    • go to our DSE assessment page
    • select the assessment you want to book
    • fill out the booking form
    • make the payment
    • receive email to confirm a date and time that suits you

    We’ll send you email reminders the day before your assessment and confirm when we’ve arrived so we don’t disrupt your working day too much.

  • How long will I have to wait after booking?

    We’ll send you an email straight after you book to confirm your appointment date. This will be no longer than 5 to 10 days ahead.

  • How long will the DSE assessment last?

    Between 20 and 45 minutes long.

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