Research recently conducted by Specsavers has highlighted that less than half of employers (47%) throughout the UK are fully aware of regulations regarding Display Screen Equipment (DSE).
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 require employers to protect their employees against health risks associated with using display screens. The constitution of use is regarded as any employee who works regularly with DSE for continuous periods of an hour or more.
What are the health risks associated with DSE?
- Eye strain and headaches
- Upper limb problems (aches in arms, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers and neck)
- Fatigue and stress
What are the responsibilities of employers with DSE users?
- to analyse and access workstations to reduce risks
- to ensure controls are in place
- to provide information and training
- to provide eye examinations on request and glasses if needed for DSE use only
- to reassess workstation when DSE user changes
CHOHS Ltd offers half-day DSE assessor training courses at client sites. For more information email [email protected].