What are the employees responsibilities around DSE?

If you have DSE users, you 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.

What is the the Health and Safety display screen Equipment Regulations 1992?

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 place specific requirements on employers with the aim of protecting workers from the health risks associated with DSE. These duties also apply to the self-employed.

What is the definition of DSE?

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a device or equipment with a display screen, including both conventional display screens and those used in emerging technologies such as laptops, touch-screens and other devices.

What legislation applies to DSE?

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) apply to all display screen equipment (DSE) – computer screens. The main provisions are as follows: 1. Employers must carry out a risk assessment of workstations used by employees to reduce any identified risks.

What is the purpose of the display screen regulation?

1. Overview. As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE), such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations apply to workers who use DSE daily, for continuous periods of an hour or more.

What does the workplace Regulations 1992 cover?

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces (except those involving construction work on construction sites, those in or on a ship, or those below ground at a mine).

What legislation covers health and safety?

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 It also places Health and Safety duties on the occupiers of buildings, contractors, manufacturers and employees to ensure their own safety in the workplace, along with that of their colleagues. Adherence to this law is essential to proper Health and Safety in the workplace.

What do the PPE regulations relate to?

PPE is defined in the Regulations as: “all equipment (including clothing affording protection against the weather) which is intended to be worn or held by a person at work and which protects him against one or more risks to his health or safety”.

What is one of the responsibilities that employees must follow regarding PPE?

Employees must take reasonable care of any PPE provided to them and not carry out any maintenance unless trained and authorized.

Who is responsible for DSE?

Line managers hold the responsibility for ensuring that all necessary DSE assessments are carried out, monitored and reviewed, for the employees under their control. They must: 1. Inform employees, as part of their induction of the need to complete online computer safety training and DSE self assessment.