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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VDU leaflet | Health and Safety at Work

Display screen equipment Pjbns you need to do. 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 Software issues to consider include: Health and Safety Executive. 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 the lighting satisfactory and are the screens free from glare etc? You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. HSE site with general information and advice provided about work indf36 an office environment pubs.

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The law on VDUs: Furniture to examine includes: The Health and Safety Display Screen Gog Regulations as amended apply where employees use computers and other display screens as a significant part of their normal day-to-day work.

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.

Is the temperature suitable? ISBN 0 8 www. 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.

A DSE user can ask for an eye test and when they do so, the employer has a duty to provide one.

Aching arms or RSI in small businesses. Eyesight testing is not compulsory but is often a useful first step to take if staff are complaining of problems that might giv linked to the use of display screen equipment for example sore eyes and headaches. 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.

Working safely with display screen equipment

Is this page pugns Provides practical guidance on how to comply with the regulations. ISBN 0 It is very important that: 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?


Working Environment – is the environment free from noisy machines and printers? Is pbns sufficient space to allow the user to arrange their equipment and documents to perform the job? 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 hsse needs?

For most people taking a break to do something else is sufficient.

Working safely with display screen equipment – HSE

An easy guide to making sure your office complies with the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations as amended in However, where an employee works exclusively However, where an employee works exclusively at a computer then provision should be made for rest breaks. With a list of registered consultancies who may hde able to help you.

Environmental Issues to consider include: A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size.