DSE Details

Computer location


Asset ID

Computer make

Computer Type


Is the workstation suitable for the job, environment and user?

Has the equipment been PAT Tested

Is it easy to manoeuvre if required?

Is the screen image clear?

Is the screen free from glare?

Is the screen absent from flicker / jitter?

Is the size suitable for the task?

Is the angle of tilt adjustable?

Is there a brightness/contrast control?

Has the user had an eye test in the last 2 years?


Is the keyboard detachable or movable?

Does the keyboard have a tilt facility?

Has the keyboard got clear, clean symbols?

Has the keyboard got Matt surround and non reflective keys?


Is the desk size sufficient, to provide space for equipment, documents etc?

Is there sufficient space under the desk for knee clearance?

Is there sufficient leg room?

Is there sufficient support for hands and wrists?


Does it provide support for the back, pelvis, and buttocks?

Does it have a 5 star base configuration of casters?

Does it swivel?

Is it adjustable in height?

Does the back rest adjust in height and tilt?

Are the mechanisms for adjustment easy to operate when sitting?

Is it satisfactory sited in relation to the way it is used?

Is it free from excessive noise emission?


Is a footrest provided if nessassary?

Working Posture

Is the distance between the DSE screen approximately 0.35 - 0.70m?

Is the telephone suitably accessible ?

Are there sufficient periods away from the DSE keyboard? (5-10 mins every hr)


Is the lighting in the workplace and at the desk suitable and sufficient?

Is there sufficient supply of fresh or purified air?

Are the temperatures and relative humidity comfortable?


Are noise levels acceptable?

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.