At My Occupational Health we are fully aware that complying with the Display Screen Equipment Regulations (1992) can be a challenging and arduous task for those not familiar with it.
Although many employers might not be fully aware of this fact, computer workstations or equipment of the like is associated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pain; also known as Upper Limb Disorders (ULD), as well as with fatigue and eyestrain.
Upper Limb Disorders can be avoided if each and every workstation is set up properly and complies with the pertinent regulations. Additionally, work routines will have to be established. From the part of the employer, this has the benefits of increased productivity and motivation, as well as a reduction in staff sickness and a higher client satisfaction. From the part of the employee, the advantages are difficult to overstate: a happier and safer working environment, which will entail healthier and better living.
A significant proportion of the businesses in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and most particularly, London, employ computer workstations as part of their everyday routine. Having worked in these economic areas since the mid-1990s, My Occupational Health has a highly successful track record of assessing and subsequently reducing risks to employee health from Display Screen Equipment (DSE) and workstations.
How will My Occupational Health help me with DSE assesments?
- An initial workplace risk assessment of all employees working with DSE
- Training for all staff on the risks presented by DSE and how to avoid them. This typically requires 1h of staff time; NB.Training must be provided to comply with the DSE Regulations (1992)
- One-to-one assessment for individual employees who suffer from pain and discomfort
- New employee assessments
- Re-assessments when workstations undergo substantial change