DSE Assessments and Healthy Working
Prolonged use of computer workstations and display
screen equipment (DSE) can lead to neck, shoulder, back or arm
pain, along with stress, fatigue and temporary eyestrain.
These disorders can be avoided if DSE assessments are carried
out, equipment is set up correctly and good practice is
'Healthy Working', developed jointly by HSE and
Cardinus Risk Management Ltd. (http://www.cardinus.com/), is the preferred DSE
assessment and management solution of many of the world's leading
organisations, including FTSE 250 and Fortune 100 businesses.
This award-winning, fully customiseable DSE e-learning software
gives each employee the information they need to use DSE safely and
enables self-assessment, encouraging behaviours that help to
prevent DSE discomfort or injury.
DSE assessments: the business benefits
As DSE is now one of the most commonly used types of work
equipment, HSE introduced The
Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations
1992 to protect the health of those who work with DSE.
Proactively managing your organisation's DSE assessments with
'Healthy Working' and DSE Assessor training from HSE helps not only
to ensure that your business meets the requirements of the
regulations, but also benefits your business by:
- improving the health, wellbeing and morale of employees
- sustaining productivity as a result of reduced sickness
- minimising the likelihood of compensation claims for upper limb
- reducing administration costs
- encouraging positive behaviour and the adoption of DSE good
- contributing to an improved organisational safety culture
How 'Healthy Working' works
'Healthy Working' takes a three-step approach to minimising your
DSE risk, using:
- Ergonomics e-learning and self-assessment
Each employee receives e-learning that targets their
individual needs. Expert content devised by HSE supports compliance
and encourages measureable behaviour change, whilst the system's
integrated DSE self-assessment provides tailored feedback.
- User engagement
'Healthy Working' features interactive content including
video-based stretching exercises, smartphone apps, hot-desking
advice and real-time feedback to encourage each employee's
proactive participation in DSE assessment and management.
- Hassle-free DSE programme management
'Healthy Working' boasts a unique and powerful management
module (called PACE) which provides a secure database, powerful
workflow and task management tools and detailed reporting
capabilities. This makes managing your DSE assessment programme
easy, irrespective of the size or nature of your organisation.
Find out more about DSE assessment with 'Healthy Working' or
arrange a FREE evaluation for your business by emailing
HSE Human Factors Solutions now.
DSE Assessor training from HSE
'Healthy Working' is complemented by HSE's Display
Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management training.
This essential course, delivered by experienced HSE ergonomists,
will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks, an approach to
risk management, and with the necessary documentation to
provide your employer with risk assessments.
The course covers the key elements for office DSE risk
assessment and management and provides the information and
techniques required to enable those with little or no prior
experience of DSE risk management to become a DSE assessor.
We also discuss risk management for less common DSE issues such as
hot-desking and dual screens, and mobile technology such as tablet
PCs, smartphones and laptops.
For more details or to arrange your DSE assessor training,
please see our course page or email
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