Health and safety made simple: manage. Display screen equipment assessment: □. Employers must provide health and safety training and information for display screen equipment (DSE) users. Training should be about the. Following the Lord Young Report there was a need to review all external guide HSG90 and Working with VDUs INDG36 (rev3) to simplify the.

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An easy guide to making sure your office complies indh36 the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations as amended in Employers ensure that workstation assessments are carried out by appropriately competent and trained assessors. Footrest – Does the user require a footrest and if so is it providing the support required?

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The employer has a duty to ensure they comply with the Regulations by assessing both the workstation and the working environment of employees who regularly use computer workstations and display screen equipment. Following assessment, suitable adjustments to the workstation as required for the user are made.

Skip to content Skip to navigation. You must assess the risks to employees users and self-employed contractors operators who work at employer workstations and gog use display screen equipment like computers and laptops as a significant part of their normal work daily for continuous periods of an hour or more. It is very important that: Provides practical guidance on how to comply with the regulations. Headaches or sore eyes can also occur, for example if the lighting is poor.

Employers have the following duties under the regulations: A DSE user can ask for an eye test and when they do so, the employer has a duty to provide one. As with all Health and Safety Regulations the employer is encouraged to assess the potential presence of risk factors associated with using Display Screen Equipment and to take actions as early as possible to reduce fov risks.


HSE site with general information and advice provided about work in an office environment www. Keyboards – are they stable, separate from the screen and is there enough space in front of the keyboard to provide support for the hands and arms when an operator is not typing?

Working safely with display screen equipment – HSE

The Display Screen itself – can the characters be easily seen on screen, can the screen height and position be suitably adjusted? Micro-organisms Asbestos Lead Machinery, plant and equipment Machinery safety Plant and equipment maintenance Safe lifting by machine Vehicle repair Manual handling Noise Personal protective equipment Pressure equipment Radiations Slips and trips Vibration Working at height Working in confined spaces Workplace transport Feedback. The law The Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations as amended apply where employees use computers and other display screens as a significant part of their normal day-to-day work.

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Is the lighting satisfactory and are the screens free from glare etc? However, where an employee works exclusively However, where an employee works exclusively at a computer then provision should be made for rest breaks. ISBN 0 8 pubs.

How to control risks at work Your workplace Display screen equipment. Environmental Issues to consider include: The law on VDUs: HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. To Top Equipment to be assessed will include: With a list of registered consultancies who may be able to help you.

A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size. ISBN 0 This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. Analyse workstations to assess risks and take actions to reduce those risks Ensure workstations used meet the minimum requirements laid out in the DSE Regulations Plan work so that there are breaks or changes of activity.


Display screen equipment Things you need to do. Eyesight testing is not compulsory but is often a useful first step to take if staff are complaining of problems that might be linked to the use of display screen equipment for example sore eyes and headaches.

If the user requires gkv special set of glasses for use at the display screen and cannot use normal ones then the employer is required to provide them. Is the temperature suitable?

Work Chair – For example, is the chair height adjustable, in terms of both the actual seat height from the floor, and in allowing backrest adjustments to be made for different user needs? Provide appropriate training and information on DSE use. To Top Software issues to consider include: Pubne Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations as amended apply where employees use computers and other display screens as a significant part of their normal day-to-day work.

Working Environment – is the environment free from noisy oubns and printers?

Aching arms or RSI in small businesses. Health and Safety Executive. Software Design – often employers can overlook problems that can arise with the type of software used and it is important to assess whether users are experiencing problems with the software and to take remedial action as appropriate e.

Is there sufficient space to allow the user to arrange their equipment and documents to perform the job?

Furniture to examine includes: