DSE Assessments – Are You Meeting Current Legislation?
4th October 2017
OG Group

Regulation Requirements

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a device or equipment used for work that has an alphanumeric or graphic display screen, such as a laptop, computer or other similar devices. By law, in accordance with the Health and Safety DSE regulations, all employers must seek to protect employee health by reducing the risks associated with DSE work. As for homeworkers, the employer is also entitled to carry out an assessment to check for dangerous hazards.

The requirements for employers under the regulations are:

  • Workstations must be assessed to reduce risks
  • Workstations must meet the minimum requirements
  • Workstations must be suitable for the person using them
  • Plan breaks in work and changes in activity
  • Eyesight test must be provided upon request
  • Adequate training and information must be provided

It is important to ensure that, as an employer, you are meeting the current legislation to provide employees with a safe space in which to work. Assessments should be carried out whenever a new workstation is set up, when a new user starts work, or when a substantial change is made to a workstation. They should be repeated if, and when there is a reason to suspect they are causing pain and discomfort.

At OG Group, we offer both online and face to face DSE assessments to make sure our clients achieve DSE compliance. Our professional services are tailored to meet our clients’ specific requirements.

If you would like to find out more about our DSE assessments, or arrange for one to be carried out at your workplace, please call us on 01483 511411, or email us at sales@officegold.co.uk.

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