If you have employees that regularly use display screen equipment in your workplace, you are required to assess and minimise the risks those employees face. So where do you start?
Employees can be made unwell due to a number of factors related to working with display screen equipment and computers. It is not just the computer displays or monitors that can cause health problems. Employees can also suffer back and upper limb disorders as a result of using unsuitable office furniture or using portable computer equipment incorrectly or eye strain and headaches due to poor lighting.
This practical checklist from the Heath and Safety Executive (HSE) - with visual examples of good and bad practice - can help you assess and minimise the risks posed by the use of display screen equipment.