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DSE Assessments – What You Need To Know!

October 25, 2018 Back Pain, DSE Assessments, Ergonomics, Workplace Wellbeing

DSE Assessments are vital to your occupational health but it’s surprising that not many people are aware of what they actually are!

So firstly, what does DSE stand for? DSE stands for ‘Display Screen Equipment’, which includes anything from your computer to your phone screen, they are also known as a VDU or Visual Display Unit.

People who use this equipment in the workplace for an hour or more are more likely to have neck, shoulder, back or arm pain induced from DSE. Physical injury, stress and fatigue can occur too.

When injury or ill-health occurs, it is likely that your workplace is implemented with poor ergonomics, which is damaging employee’s well-being in the workplace. Making sure your employees are protected from DSE related health risks should be a top priority, therefore it is imperative that your place of work undergoes a DSE Assessment.

DSE Workstation AssessmentsWhat happens in a DSE Assessment?

In a DSE Assessment, numerous checks on the setup of a workstation will occur. If an individual workstation is set up wrong then this could increase the risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). As well as this, if a workstation doesn’t fit the individual’s needs, then they may not be working to their full potential due to feeling discomfort or distracted which could lead to absenteeism and therefore reduce profitability – a DSE Assessment will work to reverse and resolve this.

In an assessment, our trained accessors will be able to advise the individual on a number of factors, for example, what seating position is best for them, or what table height is best for them. VergoUK can then provide you and your employees with specific ergonomic furniture that is suitable for your needs.

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