Health and Safety Consultants working across the UK
We can help you with Display Screen Equipment Assessments
Let us work with you are your organisation to complete the DSE Assessments (Workstation Assessments) with you. We can assist with routine DSE Assessments, and also with more detailed assessments for workers with (potential) medical issues. We can help workers to understand the importance of posture, of changes in their activity, and in the organisation of the workstation.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations aim to protect the health of workers who use DSE, which has become one of the most common kinds of work equipment. Almost all businesses now use some form of Display Screen Equipment (DSE).
A large proportion of DSE users report aches, pains and eye discomfort; many of these conditions do not indicate ill health, but it makes sense to avoid them wherever possible. Some of these discomforts may be related to repetitive strain injuries (RSI) or upper limb disorders (ULD).
Where there are risks identified, steps should be taken to reduce them where practicable. However, some adjustments that can be made even without an assessment. For example, employees should make adjustments to suit their individual workstation needs, such as adjusting VDUs, chairs, computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard), and documents to get the best arrangement for themselves.
Also, having a good airflow circulation and adequate natural lighting (but not enough to cause screen glare) are essential in reducing stress, fatigue, headaches and eyestrain.