HEALTH & SAFETY
Workstation (DSE) Assessment Services
EDP provides Workstation (Display Screen Equipment) assessment services through a number of different channels and to different levels depending on your requirements. These services are available as individual one-off options or can be delivered across your organisation through a tailored service delivery model. If you’d like to speak to our experts about finding the ‘right approach’ to DSE assessment and management in your business, then click here or call one of our team on 01744 766000
Online Workstation Assessments
Online Workstation assessment systems offer a simple and effective way of gaining compliance whilst maintaining control of costs. We provide guidance on a range of computer-based assessment and e-learning training tools. In order to help you select and implement a system suitable to your needs.
We can also provide expert support and supplement your online DSE assessment programme through specialist issue resolution services and risk mitigation projects.
Personal Workstation Assessment
We provide company-wide programmes and one-off individual assessments. These take the form of simple structured assessments that are completed during a short interview between an assessor and employee carried out using the telephone, a video conference tool or through an onsite visit.
During the assessment training and guidance is provided on areas of risk and actions to take to manage these risks and resolve any issues that are identified. At the conclusion of the assessment, a report and action plan are left with the line manager to equip them with tools and guidance for assisting their employees and managing their DSE needs.
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Our most in-depth assessment offering provides a holistic assessment focused on understanding the employee’s needs. This is through task analysis and questioning. Part of the assessment process involves dedicating time to understand any physical limitations of staff and how they affect their ability to complete daily tasks.
Upon completion of the assessment, the employee and line manager can be provided with a verbal brief on the findings, which is followed up by an in-depth written report detailing what training has been provided at the point of the assessment. Recommended solutions will also be included within the report together with the inclusion of an Action Plan incorporating suggested milestones to help manage the situation to a positive outcome within a measurable timescale.
If you feel that the effectiveness of your current DSE assessment programme is waning. Then our workshops are ideal at re-energising the workforce and improving levels of engagement, increasing training and assessment completion rates and improving overall employee wellbeing.
In small groups we provide a 60-minute insight into the importance of sitting well and provide the group with tips. Showing what they can do to their workstations to help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and relieve discomfort. These specific workshops are an excellent way to deliver “suitable and sufficient training” as part of a proactive Health & Safety Management System.
According to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) it is important as an employer that you provide protection for your staff in the workplace from any health risks concurred by working with display screens, these include: PC’s, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 apply to any workers that are using display screens for extended periods of the day (typically, one hour or more at a time) and encompass use of laptops for anything other than very short periods of time. It is also considered that the regulations apply to extended use of smart-phones and other mobile devices (e.g. tablets).
To find out more about how these regulations apply to you and your employees and how to manage compliance and risk mitigation then contact us. We can off clear advice and guidance on how to reduce risks and mitigate injury claims.
Potential claims can arise from employees experiencing pain in the back, neck, shoulders, arms, wrists and hands. On top of that working in poor DSE environments can also lead to added fatigue and eye strain. So as an employer it is your duty to manage these risks and positively impact wellbeing of employees in the long term.