Display Screen Equipment Assessments (DSE)
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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 environment. 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).
Common conditions associated with DSE users include:
- Arm pains
- Neck ache
- Shoulder ache
The Workplace situation is best analysed through a Display Screen Equipment Assessment looking at:
- The workstation, including equipment being used, furniture and the environment affecting the workstation (windows, office layout, etc.)
- The job being done at the workstation
- The particular needs of individual staff
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 also important in reducing stress, fatigue, headaches and eyestrain.