To comply with DSE regulations, employers must do a workstation assessment if workers are using display screen equipment (DSE) daily, as part of their normal work continuously for an hour or more.
A workstation assessment involves looking at the equipment, furniture and work conditions, the job and any special requirements the employee might have. It needs to be done when a new workstation is set up, a new user starts work, a change is made to an existing workstation or the way it’s used or if users complain of pain or discomfort.
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) state for those working from home on a long-term basis the risks associated with using DSE must be controlled, which includes them doing WSAs at home.
There is low risk from DSE work for those working at home temporarily however as we are now approaching a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, this is for many people no longer a short-term measure and we don’t know yet how many of the changes to the way we work will be permanent.
Often the extent of a WSA is a tick box exercise on a form. Our service extends beyond that to incorporate a more individualised, person-centred approach, which can take into account your unique circumstances, pre-existing health conditions and/or injuries and preferences.
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