- DSEasy provides training regarding monitor placement, including instruction to the user to move their’s if it’s in the wrong place just before the DSE risk assessment question.
- This asks: ‘Is your monitor straight in front of you?’
- By now very few users if any, will not have their monitor straight in front of them.
- This way the emphasis is on each user to sort out any problems.
- Only if they are unable to do so does your DSE Assessor get involved.
- With DSEasy we aim to reduce DSE Assessor intervention by 80% when compared to all other methods of compliance.
- The key phrase in the Regs is on page 14 Para 40: For many office tasks the assessment can be a judgement based on responses to the checklist.
- DSEasy delivers the necessary training so a user can complete their self-assessment ergonomic checklist.
- No risk reported, then NO need for a DSE Assessor intervention. Workstation Assessment complete.
- On completion of their self-assessment the user can Print Out a list of all the matters they have agreed to deal with.
- Managers and assessors can easily access this information.
Our DSE assessment explained
The DSE regulations state:
- (P14 para 40) For many office based tasks the assessment can be a judgement based on responses to the checklist.
- (P28 Para 91) Employers should ensure that all users have been provided with adequate and suitable health and safety training to be given before users take part in risk assessments.
- With DSEasy: All the training and Provision of Information that is required is given prior to users self-assessing.
- If a user reports no risks: assessment complete. No need for your DSE assessor to intervene.
- The DSEasy self-assessment checklist comes from our 20 years experience in undertaking DSE Assessments.
- It is designed to identify users with symptoms that might lead toWRULDs/MSDs or RSI.
If the answer is YES, DSEasy captures more detailed information.
And some more:
It will also identify any minimum requirements that are not being met, for example:
How delivering your DSE risk assessment form online compares with a paper based system
The philosophy behind DSeasy\’s self-assessment question set:
1) Ensure compliance by asking Minimum Requirement questions
2) Identify positional and usage areas that could cause harm, so they are identified and so can be rectified
3) Find those, if any, with existing aches and pains, so prompt attention can be given to them before matters get worse.
Why using our DSEasy online self-assessment DSE checklist will save you hours of work.
- When working with a paper based DSE Assessment system, you do not know who has a problem at their workstation until you go and see them.
- They might just be the last person you visit.
- With DSEasy you are advised immediately whether someone is high/medium or low risk.
- DSEasy prioritises DSE users by their risk score, therefore you can go and visit the highest ones first.
- Bear in mind that The DSE Regs. say that for office based tasks, the assessment can be a judgement based on the self-assessment checklist, as long as the necessary trainig has been delivered first.
- Therefore with DSEasy you may need only visit a small percentage of your DSEusers.
There are many ways to complete a checklist but there can be complications when using a paper based approach.
Compare the difficulties of paper based assessments, with carrying them out using DSEasy:
- Everyone visited by an assessor
- No prioritisation of visits
- Requires physical storage
- Very costly and time consuming
- Out of date, old fashioned
- Physically chase completion
- Any reports generated by hand
- Time consuming
- Easily lost
- Only those with reported risk have to be visited
- Automatic prioritisation. Highest risk users seen first
- Held electronically
- Cost efficient
- State of the art
- Automatic chasers
- Automated computer generated reports
- Quick and efficient
- Saved electronically.