A VDU / DSE Assessment is an ergonomic assessment of a employees workstation and covers the Visual Display Unit (VDU)/ Display Screen Equipment (DSE) as well as the surrounding equipment such as Computer monitor, keyboard, mouse, chair, software and environment.
VDU / DSE Assessments are a legal requirement for all habitual VDU / DSE users under the General Application Regulations 2007. A habitual VDU / DSE user is classed as someone who spends 1 or more continuous hours per day at their workstation.
A qualified VDU / DSE Assessor should complete the VDU / DSE Assessments. Where specific issues or underlying health complaints arise then a more experienced practitioner such as Health and Safety Consultant may be required.
VDU / DSE Assessments should be undertaken at least every 2 years however the frequency would need to be increased should the employee change workstation or if a particular health compliant arose for example.
VDU / DSE Assessments are predominantly required in a office environment where users would spend one continuous hour or more per day at their workstation. Certain work environments are exempt and not classed as VDU / DSE workstations such as train cabs and supermarket checkouts.
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