Display Screen Equipment Assessment (DSE)
A DSE assessment is an ergonomic survey of each individual workstation. It takes into account the individuals chair, desk and workstation layout, as well as any existing injuries, that they may have.
It's required under the Health and Safety Regulations. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (as amended) apply where employees use computers and other display screens as a significant part of their normal day-to-day work. It also helps to prevent problems arising from poor and non-compliant workstations, like Musculoskeletal Disorders, Headaches and Sore Eyes.
The workstations should be assessed as soon as possible i.e. when the employee undertakes employment.
It is important to remember that setups might be different for different people and as such just because the workstation has been assessed for the predecessor it doesn't necessarily mean it will be correctly set up for the new employee.
A Qualified assessor will survey the setup and will speak to the user, based on the findings we might recommend changes (which might vary from simple chair/screen adjustment - which we will help with during our visit to more complex i.e. additional equipment might be required or the lighting might need to be increased.