In many workplaces, having Display Screen Equipment (DSE) like laptops, PCs and tablets is a must. Also referred to as Video Display Units (VDUs), they are essential for employees to do their task properly and quickly. But these devices also pose some health hazards for employees who use them frequently.
Incorrect use of DSE has been linked to several health concerns which can be categorised into three: physical or musculoskeletal injury, visual fatigue and mental stress.
Prolonged exposure to these devices is one of the top causes of eye strain and back pain. Habitual users of VDUs are also at a higher risk of developing repetitive strain injuries (RSI) such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
As an employer, it is your legal obligation to protect your employees from health issues arising from the use of DSE. Here at iSafe, we offer DSE/VDU Assessments that can help you comply with Government regulations and keep your employees safe.
Comprehensive DSE Assessments in Ireland
Under the Display Screen Equipment Regulation 2007 (DSE Regs), you need to ensure that workstations are appropriately set up to reduce the risk of injuries, health problems and accidents.
To comply with the DSE Regs, you need to carry out DSE assessments of workstations and work environments. The evaluation identifies hazards associated with the use of DSE and measures that can be implemented to mitigate the risk of injury or illness.
iSafe is the leading provider of DSE or VDU Assessments in Ireland. We have a team of DSE assessors who possess the competencies needed to perform ergonomic assessments of workstations.
We guarantee a comprehensive evaluation not just of the workstation but also the surrounding workspaces. We assess the lighting, temperature, noise and humidity levels, amongst others. We also look at the tasks being done and other special requirements the worker may have particularly those who have a disability.
Why Choose iSafe’s DSE Assessments
At iSafe, only qualified DSE assessors conduct the risk survey. With their training and experience, you can be certain that the assessment adheres to industry standards. It is going to be methodical and thorough, with the assessor reviewing everything – workstation design, workplace layout, lighting levels, work routine and correct posture.
Our assessors are capable of conducting onsite and remote DSE assessments. So, whether your employees are working in the office, at home or both, our team is equipped to help you comply with DSE Regs.
We also take pride in providing comprehensive written reports. You can expect the document to include our findings, changes you need to make to mitigate DSE hazards and other recommendations for you to have ergonomic workstations.
Here at iSafe, we ensure that you make the adjustments needed for your organisation to achieve legal compliance. We are your partners in creating an ergonomically suitable workstation and work environment – one where employees are safe and productive.
Do you need to conduct DSE Assessments? iSafe’s competent and professional DSE assessors have extensive experience in conducting risk surveys for all types of companies. Call us on +35385 124 5555 or +35342 941 9900 today to learn more about our VDU Assessments.