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Health and Safety Memo

September 19


Health and Safety Memo


Working Safely with Display Screen Equipment

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What is DSE?

DSE are devices or equipment that have an alphanumeric or graphic display screen and includes display screens, laptops, touch screens, and other similar devices.

These Regulations only apply to employers whose workers regularly use DSE as a significant part of their normal work (daily, for continuous periods of an hour or more). These workers are known as DSE users.

Employers must:

  • analyse workstations to assess and reduce risks;
  • make sure controls are in place;
  • provide information and training;
  • provide eye and eyesight tests on request, and special spectacles if needed;
  • review the assessment when the user or DSE changes.

Assessment must 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;
  • users complain of pain or discomfort.

HSE has a new way of showing their Display screen equipment guidance online. A free copy of the guidance can be found here

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