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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - how to comply with the DSE regulations
    Flow chart - how to comply with the DSE regulationsAlmost every business uses computers and other display screen equipment. Our flow chart can help you get to grips with the legal requirements. Why use our document? Our flow chart has been designed to simply illustrate the steps needed to comply with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.This is a surprisingly complicated set of regulations, with different requirements depending on whether staff are employees or self-employed. Our...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - how to respond to a DSE assessment
    Flow chart - how to respond to a DSE assessmentAfter a DSE assessment you may find that further actions are necessary. Follow our flow chart to ensure all appropriate steps are taken to reduce risks to your employees.Why use our document?Our document has been designed to factor in legal duties and obligations under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992, which require employers to carry out an analysis and assessment of the workstation.WarningIf you have decided to follow a self-assessment...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Display screen equipment policy
    Display screen equipment (DSE) policyAs computers are a regular feature of any business, it's useful to have a policy that sets out how you implement the legal requirements surrounding their use. Our eight-part policy will help get you started.DSE policyConsidering most office workers now use computers regularly, a good starting point is to have a clear policy on how you will implement the requirements of the DSE Regulations. A Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Policy can contain a number of different elements...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Display screen equipment eye test form
    Display screen equipment (DSE) eye test formWhilst you don't need to openly advertise the fact that you're obliged to pay for an eye test, if requested to do so, it's best to be prepared. So why not use our DSE eye test form to give to an optician?DSE eye testsWhilst the DSE regulations require you to pay for an eye test, you don't need to openly advertise this fact on your notice boards. Instead, a couple of lines in your DSE policy will be enough. However, should staff ask for a test, you may find it useful...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Display screen equipment
    Safety briefing - display screen equipmentThis briefing provides essential information to staff who use computers, tablets and other devices with visual displays. What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Display Screen Equipment is to ensure that workers understand the health risks of working with computers etc. over prolonged periods of time and how to reduce these risks. Reasons for concernIf a workstation is not set up correctly, or if mobile devices are used for long periods of time, workers may...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Setting up display screen equipment
    Safety procedure - setting up display screen equipmentTo ensure computer workstations are set up properly, your staff should follow a prescribed system. Doing so will ensure that all workstations comply with legal requirements and won't cause the user any problems.  What to do?To ensure that you give your staff sufficient practical guidance on how you wish the work to be undertaken without going overboard, use our sample Safety Procedure - Setting Up Display Screen Equipment. Clear guidanceThis procedure details...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Display screen equipment - workstation assessment
    Display screen equipment (DSE) - workstation assessmentWhenever a new employee starts working with you or there are significant changes to the working environment, you should undertake a workstation assessment. You should also do this if an employee reports health problems they think are related to using the workstation.DSE questionnaireThe HSE recommends that users are fully involved in the assessment of their workstation under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. In fact, it recommends...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Laptop health and safety policy
    Laptop health and safety policyWhilst laptops have undoubtedly boosted the productivity of staff outside the office, they can lead to aches and pains if misused. To combat this, introduce a Laptop Health and Safety Policy.Safe use of laptopsLaptops are now a vital piece of office equipment for many employees. However, they can cause eyestrain, back and neck pains. There are also security issues, as being portable they are easy to steal. For this reason, we have produced a policy template to help you manage their...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Workstation hotspot checklist
    Workstation hotspot checklistUnfortunately, some staff still suffer from aches and pains from working at computer workstations; particularly from hot-desking. If this is true of your workplace, work through our checklist for some fast solutions.Workstation hotspotsDespite the use of DSE assessments, staff may still suffer problems with their workstations. These most commonly involve aches and pains to the neck and shoulder area, but could also be of a more general nature, e.g. if you've adopted hot-desking....
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