DSE Assessments - face to face and online
Our twenty five years experience of carrying out DSE Assessments, for organisations large and small, has given us a unique insight into what is required.
We offer you a range of face to face DSE Assessments, tailored to meet your specific requirements as well as an online self-assessment system.
Why are DSE Assessments needed and are they compulsory?
DSE Assessments, also known as workstation assessments or ergonomic assessments, are needed firstly to comply with the mandatory legislation,that is The Display Screen Equipment Regulations (DSE Regs.) and secondly to protect the heallh of your workforce and help their well-being whilst in your duty of care.
Therefore a DSE Assessment is compulsory for all your workforce who could not do their job without working at a computer for over an hour a day.
The DSE Regs. identify the three risk areas of working at a computer as being: physical risk, visual risk and mental risk.
To prevent harm in these three areas they dictate (amongst other matters) that a workstation assessment is mandatory for all DSE users.
The rhythm of our face to face DSE Assessments.
The study of the way each user works
Putting right straight away any positioning of equipment, such as adjusting the height of the chair or monitor, maybe moving the mouse closer to the keyboard…
Training the user on best practice in the usage and positioning of all equipment
Completion of a DSE checklist (DSE Assessment form) with the user
Advising the user of the importance of taking short ‘breaks’ from computer work and stretching, to get the blood circulating freely and to prevent MSDs.
Writing a detailed report of what changes have been made and what advice has been given
Making recommendations on how best to resolve any outstanding areas of risk
Giving time frames for recommended actions and degrees of risk associated with each user.
What are the benefits of our DSE Assessments?
- Compliance with The DSE Regulations
- Adding to your corporate well-being interventions
- CPD Credits
- Reduction in Musculo-skeletal Disorders (MSDs)
- Reduction in the number of days off because of back/neck aches
- Improved productivity
- Small changes at a workstation can make a BIG difference
What is covered on our DSE Assessments?
The checking of positioning and usage of:
The chair: its adjustability, height, distance to workstation, does it meet the minimum requirements of the DSE Regulations
The equipment on a workstation: monitor(s), keyboard, mouse, laptop, telephone,
Taking breaks from computer work
Advice of risks, physical, visual and mental
The necessary training as laid out in the DSE Regulations
Working from home and hot desking
Full report of actions taken and recommendations for the future
How long do our DSE Assessments take?
On average between twenty minutes and forty minutes, dependant upon the individual case and diagnosis.
Why choose our DSE assessments?
We have been involved with The DSE Regulations since 1998.
Our CEO Gerald Whitehouse was a member of the Ergonomics Society’s committee working with the HSE in revising these regulations in 2003/4
All our DSE Assessors have a Certificate of successful DSE Assessor training Course completion and are experienced
We do not sell any product so we are unbiased in choice of any equipment, recommendation of which we keep to a minimum.
We know what we are doing
Is a face to face DSE Assessment better than an online one?
Yes, when they are for just a few people
- With more than 25 computer users in your employ…have a serious look at an online self-assessments system, such as our DSEasy
- Click here for full details of our online DSE system.
How much does one of our DSE Assessments cost?
Nearly all parts of the UK covered.
Give us a call on 01822 819 786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I get a return on my investment?
Invest in DSE compliance and have your DSE users undergo a DSE Assessment to enable compliance and reduce the risk of MSDs, being sued, or involved with the HSE and Local Council Improvement or Prohibition Notices.
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What do I do now?
Talk to one of our DSE Assessors now for advice, help, encouragement or to book your DSE Assessments.