Why do we need DSE Workstation assessments?
The Display screen equipment (DSE) regulations require DSE assessments to be conducted for all significant users of display screen equipment (computer workstations). This would cover almost all office employees in the current day and age. The regulations are in place to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (e.g. back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, sciatica etc.), eyestrain, headaches, stress and fatigue. The DSE regulations can be found here . This assessment can be called a Display Screen Equipment assessment (DSE Assessment), a Visual display Unit assessment (VDU assessment) or a workstation assessment.
What does a DSE assessment involve?
A site visit is conducted where the workstation(s) are assessed by our chartered ergonomists ensuring compliance with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) regulations and can be conducted on individuals or departments/sites. The user is assessed at their workstation and a report with findings and recommendations is provided.
HSE Guidance on complying with the DSE regulations can be downloaded here: HSE DSE Guidance