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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Footrest – Does the user require a footrest and if so is it providing the support required?

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HSE site with general information and advice provided about work in an office environment www. Headaches or sore eyes can also occur, for example if the lighting is poor. Skip to content Skip to navigation. The Display Screen itself – can the characters be easily seen on screen, can the screen height and position be suitably adjusted? Is there sufficient space to allow the user to arrange their equipment and documents to perform the job?

For most people taking a break to do inddg36 else is sufficient. The law on VDUs: Provide appropriate training and information on DSE use. Aching arms or RSI in small businesses. 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.

Environmental Issues to consider include: 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 those risks. Is the temperature suitable? 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.

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Working safely with display screen equipment – HSE

To Top Software issues to consider include: The Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations as amended ijdg36 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. 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 ku screen equipment.

Employers ensure that workstation assessments are carried out by appropriately competent and trained assessors. Health and Safety Executive. 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? How to indg336 risks at work Ineg36 workplace Display screen equipment.

Document Holders – are they needed by users and where used are they stable, adjustable and appropriate? Following assessment, suitable adjustments to the workstation as required for the user are made.

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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. Is the lighting satisfactory and are the screens free from glare etc?

It is very important that: Software Iindg36 – 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.

Provides practical guidance on how to comply with the regulations. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information.

Training and information for display screen equipment work – HSE

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.

Employers should seek to provide information on appropriate support services, such as Occupational Health, GP and Ergonomics ui ensure that users have access to support and advice as needed. ISBN 0 8 www.

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