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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Following assessment, suitable adjustments to the workstation as required for the user are made.

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.

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.

With a list of registered consultancies who may be able to help you.

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. To Top Software issues to consider include: You he visit our cookie privacy page for more information. Analyse workstations to assess hsr and take actions to reduce those risks Ensure workstations used meet the minimum requirements laid out in the DSE Regulations Plan work so that indv36 are breaks or changes of activity.

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.

Employers ensure that workstation assessments are carried out by appropriately competent and trained assessors. 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 ik for continuous periods of an hour or more.


It is very important that: The law on VDUs: Provide appropriate training and information on DSE use.

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.

Provides information on the legal requirements laid out under the Regulations. Footrest – Does the user require yk footrest and if so is it providing the support required?

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? Is there undg36 space to allow the user to arrange their equipment and documents to perform the job? 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 ppubns Workplace transport Feedback.

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

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Document Holders – are they needed by users and where used are they invg36, adjustable and appropriate? A DSE user can ask for an eye test and when they do so, the employer has a duty to provide one.

A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size. HSE site with general information and advice hsw about work in an office environment www. Employers have the following duties under the regulations: Health and Safety Executive.


To Top Equipment to be assessed will include: ISBN 0 Display screen equipment Things you need to do. HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. Skip to content Skip to navigation. Environmental Issues to consider include: ISBN 0 8 www. 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.

This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your uuk experience. For most people taking a break to do something else is sufficient.

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How to control risks at work Your workplace Display screen equipment. The Display Screen itself – can the characters be easily seen on screen, can the screen height and position be suitably adjusted? Furniture to examine includes: Provides practical guidance indf36 how to comply with the regulations.

Is the temperature suitable? Software Design – often employers can overlook problems that can arise pubms 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.

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. Aching arms or RSI inddg36 small businesses. Is the lighting satisfactory and are the screens free from glare etc?