VDU/DSE Assessments

VDU/DSE Assessments

Introduction: The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007, Chapter 5 of part 2 on display screens apply to the following Employees:

  • If the employee has no choice but to use the VDU to carry out his/her work
  • If the employee normally uses the VDU for continuous periods of more than one hour
  • If the VDU is generally used by the employee on a daily basis

What do I need to do to comply with the Display Screen Regulation 2007?

  • Carry out an Ergonomic Assessment of employee workstations and inform Employees of results.
  • Provide training to employees in the use of workstations before commencing work with new or modified display screen equipment.
  • Perform a new risk assessment where an employee uses a new workstation.

Who should carry out an analysis or risk assessment of an employee’s workstation?
A competent person must carry out the risk assessment of an employee’s workstation i.e. if he or she possesses sufficient training, experience and knowledge appropriate to conducting a risk assessment of a workstation.

What level of lighting, Temperature and Humidity should be used when working with Display Screen Equipment?

  • Lighting of 300 – 500 lux should be appropriate.
  • Humidity should be between 40-60%
  • Temperature in offices should be between 17.5°C and 24°C

What we offer

  • We can carry out ergonomic assessments on individual workstations to help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal and repetitive strain injuries to your employees and also to ensure you are legally compliant.
  • We can perform measurements of Humidity; Temperature and Lighting levels to ensure that your organisation are compliant with the recommended values.
  • We can provide training for your staff in how to perform Ergonomic Assessments enabling them to perform Ergonomic Assessments on behalf of your Company.