Display Screen Equipment Assessments
Is DSE compliance a legal requirement?
Compliance with The Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations is compulsory, if you have 5 or more DSE users.
The Display Screen Equipment Regulations, (1992 amended 2003) are a mandatory piece of legislation.
A DSE assessment on its own is not compliance, more is needed.
Who is a DSE user?
You if you use a computer
There are over 3 pages within the Regulations explaining who is, and who is a not a DSE User.
To summarise though: 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 Reg]ulations encourage employers to class everyone who uses a computer at all, to be viewed as a DSE user.
What is needed to be compliant?
The 7 main requirements
- 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 7 requirements 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 are doing to comply with regulations.
- Necessary adjustments will be made as soon as possible.
Why do we need you then?
We will manage the process for you
We will give you a full written report.
We will visit and carry out a face to face Display Screen Equipment Assessment with all identified users and report back with clear recommendations on any actions that may be needed
We do not sell any ergonomic products so have no vested interest in supplying any equipment, any advice given about equipment is based on the individual users needs.
Will I get a return on my investment?
The average daily cost of being away from work is estimated at £1,000.
Muscolo Skeletal Disorders (MSkD) like bad backs, are the number one cause of absence from work, and large awards have been made against companies for not providing adequate staff training on DSE. The HSE can also issue an employer with an improvement notice and prohibition notices can be issued with immediate or deferred effect. This can be very financially burdensome.
Let us take care of your DSE assessments and compliance to help reduce the risk of MSkD's occurring, legal action being taken against you, getting involved with your Local Council, or the HSE.