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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Is there sufficient space to allow the user to arrange their equipment and documents to perform the job? Provides information on the legal requirements laid out under the Regulations. Is the lighting satisfactory and are the screens free from glare etc? 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. Analyse workstations to assess risks and take actions to reduce those risks Ensure workstations ukk meet the minimum requirements laid out in the DSE Regulations Plan work so that there are breaks or changes of activity.

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

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 giv and headaches. 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.

ISBN 0 Provides practical guidance on how to comply with the regulations. Document Holders – are they needed by users and where used are they stable, adjustable and appropriate? If the user requires a special set of glasses for use at the display screen and cannot use normal ones then the employer is required to provide them. 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 those risks.

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. Skip to content Skip to navigation. A DSE user can ask for an eye test and when they do so, the employer has a duty to provide one. Footrest – Does the user require a footrest and if so is it providing the support required?

For most people taking a break to do something else is sufficient. It is therefore important that employees are encouraged to report any problems they experience using computers and display screens, and that employers monitor trends in absence from ULDs to identify users who may potentially be at risk.

Headaches or sore eyes can also occur, for example if the lighting is poor. You must assess the risks to employees users and self-employed contractors operators who work at employer workstations and regularly 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.

However, where an employee works exclusively However, where an employee works exclusively at a computer then provision should be made for rest breaks.

HSE site with general information and advice provided about work in an office environment www. Following assessment, suitable adjustments to the workstation as required for the user are made.

The law on VDUs: An easy guide to making sure your office complies with the Health oubns Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations as amended in Employers ensure that workstation assessments are carried out by appropriately competent and trained assessors. Is the temperature suitable? Furniture to examine includes: 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?

Display screen equipment Things you need to do. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. Working Environment – is the environment free from noisy machines and printers? Is this page useful?

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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. This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. To Top Equipment to be assessed will include: How to control risks at work Indg6 workplace Display screen equipment.

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It is very important that: With a list of registered consultancies who may be able to help you. Employers have the following duties under the regulations: HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health.

A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size. To Top Software vov to consider include: Employers should seek to provide information on appropriate support services, such as Occupational Health, GP and Ergonomics to ensure that users have access to support and advice as needed.

The Display Screen itself – uo the characters be easily seen on screen, can the screen height and position be suitably adjusted?

Environmental Issues to consider include: Provide appropriate training and information on DSE use. Aching arms or RSI in small businesses. Health and Safety Executive.