A VDU Assessment or DSE workstation assessment allows employers to meet their legal requirements in terms of reducing the level of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI or Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD) and eyesight problems. Office ergonomics training provides employees with the knowledge to set up their desks to reduce strain. Good ergonomic set up provides staff with a safer work environment and reduces risk of strain and stress. Training alone does not meet the legislative requirement and individual VDU assessments should be carried out with each employee.
Chapter 5, Part 2 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007 states that employers must ensure that the general use of work space equipment is not a source of risk for the employee. This act also goes on to state that an employer must perform an analysis of the workstation to evaluate the safety and health conditions to which it gives rise for the employees, particularly in regard to possible risks to eyesight, physical problems and problems of mental stress, and, on the basis of that evaluation, take appropriate measures to remedy any risks found. A VDU assessment should be carried out by a suitably qualified VDU / DSE assessor.
Our consultant will visit your premises to examine the use of all visual display units (VDU) and display screen equipment (DSE) workstations. As with other equipment, overuse or incorrect use will almost certainly lead to difficulties for operators.
What VDU Assessments / DSE Assessments involves:
- Detailed assessment of each workstation
- Report on each workstation
- Recommendations and analysis of actions taking during assessment
- Analysis of environmental conditions – Lighting, Temperature, Noise Levels, Humidity
Choice Training & Consultancy can provide group training to employees as well as individual VDU desk assessments. Our assessors are qualified to British Safety Council standards.