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Is DSE compliance a legal requirement?
Yes. Compliance with The DSE Regulations is compulsory, if you have 5 or more DSE users.
The Display Screen Equipment Regulations, The DSE Regs. (1992 amended 2003) are a mandatory piece of legislation.
A DSE Assessment on its own is not compliance, more is needed. See below for further details.
Who is a DSE user?
There are over three pages within the Regs explaining who is and who is a not a DSE User and therefore comes within the bounds of the Regs.
To summarise: A DSE user is someone who uses a computer for an hour or more a day and could not do their job without one.
The DSE Regs encourage employers to class everyone who uses a computer at all, to be viewed as a DSE user.
What is needed to be compliant?
Here are the seven main requirements of the DSE regulations:
- Provide workstation best practice training to all
- Carry out a workstation assessment with all DSE users
- Meet the minimum standards as laid out in the DSE Regulations
- DSE users to have breaks from computer work
- Provide a free eye sight test on the request of a DSE user
- Let all DSE users know what you are doing about the DSE regulations
- Put right any known ‘problems’ as soon as possible
What CPDG Limited can offer you?
We guarantee to deliver all seven requirements of the DSE Regulations with your support
All DSE users will receive the necessary training, as laid out in the DSE Regs.
All DSE users will undertake DSE Assessment
You will meet or be advised where you are not meeting the minimum requirements as laid out in the DSE regs.
DSE Users will be advised of the need to take breaks from computer work
DSE users will be advised of their right to a free eye sight test on request
DSE users will be advised of what you re doing to comply with The DSE regulations
Necessary adjustments will be made as soon as possible
Why do we need you then?
We will manage the process.
Give you monthly reports of who has/has not done what, where and when
We will immediately telephone triage all DSE users reporting a high risk situation
We will visit and carryout a face to face DSE or Occupational Health Assessment with all high risk users and report back with clear recommendations on any actions needed
We will keep the DSE system up to date with movers, leavers and joiners on a monthly basis
We do not sell any ergonomic products so have no vested interest in supplying any equipment
Will I get a return on my investment?
The average daily cost of someone being away from work is estimated at £1,000.
Muscolo Skeletal Disorders (MSD) are the number one cause of absence from work due to bad backs.
A lady sued a major UK bank for loss of earnings because of MSD and the Court heard that no DSE training had been provided and no DSE assessment had taken place. The lady was awarded over £375,000
The HSE can issue an employer with An Improvement Notice and then Prohibition Notices can be issued to have immediate or deferred effect.
Let us take care of your DSE assessments and DSE compliance to help reduce the risk of MSDs, being sued, or involved with the HSE and Local Council Improvement or Prohibition Notices.
What are you waiting for?