Display Screen Equipment - Risk Assessments for the Safe Use of Your Computers

What is Display Screen Equipment?

Display screen equipment (DSE) is any equipment having a screen that displays information. It will include your normal office computers and any other equipment which has computer screens or monitors (sometimes known as VDUs).

Computer workstations or equipment can be associated with eyestrain, neck, shoulder, back or arm pains and fatigue.

These aches and pains are sometimes called upper limb disorders (ULDs) or repetitive strain injuries (RSI). These problems can be avoided by following good practice. 

Specific regulations were introduced because of the high incidence of problems and employers must provide the proper equipment, including swivel chairs, proper monitors and keyboards.

Anyone who uses display screen equipment regularly for more than one hour continuously, i.e. without any breaks away from the screen, or anyone who uses the display screen for more than three hours in total in a normal day, is classed as a significant “User” and you must conduct an individual risk assessment for each User.

See "Display Screen Equipment and Health and Safety Law" in our Guidance Section for more information.

Template Risk Assessments:

Our Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment walks your employees through a check list of questions to ensure that each employee is using the equipment in the safest manner possible and has the correct equipment.

Our assessment is simple and easy to complete and meets the requirement of a full Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment.

Our Display Screen Equipment Assessment is Downloadable so you only need to purchase one copy, no matter how many employees you have.

The assessment comes with Guidance:

Employer's Guide to the Regulations
Practical Tips for Working with VDUs

We Can Do It For You

If you would prefer us to conduct your risk assessments for you then simply contact us.

Alternatively, check out our start up package (if you don't yet have anything in place) or our safety audit (if you do but want your systems updated). We will make sure that you have met all your basic obligations and have the necessary policies and procedures in place. Our prices will be hard to beat and are detailed on this website so that you don't have to chase us for a quote. You will know exactly how much you will be spending.


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