VDU and DSE Ergonomic Risk Assessments

VDU and DSE Ergonomic Risk Assessments

VDU’s are used in many types of industry today. They are a contributing factor to back injury, eye strain from poor ergonomics & eye strain from incorrect positioning of equipment. Visual Display Unit (VDU) or Display Screen Assessments (DSE) Assessments are required under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 & must be undertaken on all computer workstations, where an employee works on their computer for at least one hour per day.

The purpose of this assessment is to assess the current layout of the workstation & its compliance with the VDU Regulations. There are a list of minimum requirements in which the employer is obliged to carry out a VDU Risk Assessment of each VDU workstation.

This assessment will also look at the equipment, software, ventilation, lighting levels, cable management, good housekeeping, noise, eye tests, electricity & the office furniture.

This assessment will also evaluate the employee’s routine, positioning & seating in relation to their normal VDU work activities.

Benefits for Employers

-- Allow the employer to meet its legal requirements
-- Identify & put in place any extra training that may be required for their employees

Benefits for Employees

-- Provides VDU employees with information to help create & improve a safer working environment
-- Reduce the likelihood of Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD's)

Incorrect VDU & DSE layout may lead to Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (MSD's) & may cause Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD's) visual fatigue & increased stress levels.

We can assess your workstations & offer advice to help correct any hazards or potential risks that may exist.




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