DSE Assessments 

Employers must ensure that the risks to employees (users) and self-employed contractors (operators) who work at employer workstations and regularly use display screen equipment such as computers and laptops as a significant part of their normal work (daily for continuous periods of an hour or more) are assessed. 

Some workers may experience musculoskeletal symptoms, discomfort from issues with posture, poor lighting or overuse. It is a requirement to assess all workstations and ensure they meet the minimum requirements for them, provide eyesight tests and corrective spectacles if necessary an also provide training and information to managers and employees including ensuring there are regular breaks from such work or work rotation.


Corporate health can not only provide DSE and specialist ergonomic assessments of the workplace but also provide training of DSE assessors in order that employers can meet their duties under the legislation. 

Further information regarding working with display screen equipment can be found at:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg36.htm

 


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