Display screen equipment/visual display units assessments done correctly can actually help combat musculoskeletal disorders, increase concentration levels and other ill-health effects that are symptomatic of time spent at poorly-designed work stations. At ISM training services we deliver a course that will empower attendees to make positive changes and ensure good health and best practice in the home and working environment.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) or Visual Display Units (VDU) workstations are one of the most common tools in today’s office. As with other equipment, overuse or incorrect use can lead to difficulties for operators.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations (2007) requires employers to perform an analysis of the workstation in order to evaluate the safety and health conditions to which it gives rise for the employees, particularly as regards possible risks to eyesight, physical problems and problems of mental stress. Each user needs to be assessed individually at their workstation.
The assessor will review the individual’s workstation layout and set-up, the environment and the work process including providing on-the-spot advice to the user on how to set up the workstation and equipment identifying whether additional ergonomic equipment is necessary.
Assessing environmental factors such as lighting, noise, temperature and humidity levels.
The report will include details of the assessment of each workstation, including actions taken at the time, advice given to the user, environmental conditions and if appropriate recommendations (e.g. requirements for additional ergonomic equipment). Where appropriate, photographs will be included in the report to illustrate hazards.