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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The Display Screen itself – can the characters be easily seen on screen, can the screen height and position be suitably adjusted? Provides practical guidance on how to comply with the regulations. Skip to content Skip to navigation.

Employers have the following duties under the regulations: Environmental Issues to consider include: It is very important that: Working Environment – is hsse environment free from noisy machines and printers? 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.

To Top Equipment to be assessed will include: A DSE user can ask for an eye test and when they do so, the employer has a duty to provide one. This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. How to control risks at work Your workplace Display screen equipment. An easy guide to making sure your office complies with the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations as amended in Health and Safety Executive. Is the lighting satisfactory and are the screens free from glare etc?

Is this page useful? Is inxg36 temperature suitable? ISBN 0 8 www. With a list of registered consultancies who may be able to help you. 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?


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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. Headaches or sore eyes can also occur, for example if the lighting is poor. Following assessment, suitable adjustments to the workstation as required for the user are made.

HSE site with general information and advice provided about work in an office environment www. For most people taking a break to do something else is sufficient. Employers should use 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.

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The Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations jk amended apply where employees use computers and other display screens as a significant part of their normal day-to-day work. A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size.

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Document Holders – are they needed by users and where used are they stable, adjustable and appropriate? 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.


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Is there sufficient space to allow the user to arrange their equipment and documents to perform the job? Furniture to examine includes: 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.

You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. ISBN 0 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.

However, where an employee works exclusively However, where an employee works exclusively at a computer then provision should be made for rest breaks. Footrest – Does the user require a footrest and if so is it providing the support required? The law on VDUs: You must assess the hsee 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 vov work daily for continuous periods of an hour or more.

HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health.