DSE (Display Screen Equipment) workstation assessment is someitmes referred to as a VDU Assessment. An assessment of employees’ workstations is an employer’s legal obligation and the employer is also required to provide adequate training on the use of DSE in the workplace. DSE and workstation issues, such as repetitive strain injury and other work-related upper limb disorders, have been the cause of many significant litigious claims levelled against employers in the UK recently. Employees have often been faced with debilitating injury, with companies facing massive payouts.
We assist businesses in meeting legislative obligations by carrying out DSE workstation assessments. During the process, full consideration is given to the layout of workstations, equipment used, along with operator and environmental factors using a comprehensive format.
When instructing us to conduct a DSE assessment, we automatically incorporate on-the-job training for all operators, personalised during each assessment, along with a written guidance sheet to keep for reference purposes.
We also provide pro-active health initiatives such as keyboard yoga and posture workshops to give further support to staff working for prolonged periods at DSE workstations.
Fundamentally, our assessments, workstation set-up advice and health initiatives are invaluable in demonstrating that a business is doing everything reasonably practicable to control the hazards associated with DSE in the workplace.