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Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment – Case Study 

This Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment Case Study shows the positive outcome when Occupational Health Services are utilised.

The Need for a DSE Risk Assessment:

An office based employee was experiencing intermittent low back pain. She was currently working but was uncomfortable.

The Objective: 

A Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment was required of the workstation where she conducted her work tasks. This assessment falls under the DSE Regulations 1992.

The Solution:

The symptoms were discussed and advice was given on future health management and working practices, such as reviewing her posture and considering micro breaks during tasks.

The workstation was assessed in the office. This involved assessing the desk height and the office chair adjustments, as required for the individual.

The computer equipment in use (screen,  keyboard and mouse positioning) were all reviewed and re-positioned correctly. Also optimal layout when performing other tasks (paperwork and phone usage) was achieved.

The environment, lighting, temperature etc were also reviewed. Software training needs were also covered.

A detailed DSE Risk Assessment form was completed.

An advice sheet was provided to the individual detailing the main points to consider when setting up the work area.

A DSE Risk Assessment Summary report was compiled after the visit, so the manager could implement any recommendations, such as a footrest etc.

The Result of the Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment:

The equipment was purchased and the employee was able to implement the advice and recommendations. Consequently she was able to ease the discomfort she was noticing and knew how to set herself up correctly at the workstation.

See our other Case Studies:

Ergonomic Assessment in an Office Role Case Study

Ergonomic Assessment of a Teacher Case Study

Ergonomic Assessment & Return-to-Work Case Study

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Our visit from Alison was an eye-opener. We thought that we knew what we were doing but every single team member learned something new. We learned how to use our equipment properly, we learned how to sit properly and we have all made adjustments to how we work since her visit. Everyone in the team has given feedback since that they are more comfortable in their daily work, and one person who has been in pain for months has changed her position and is now pain-free. Alison is friendly, easy to work with and great value for money. As manager, I thought that I would have to invest in a lot of new equipment but the reality is simply that we weren’t using what we had properly. I would definitely use Alison again and will write a workstation assessment into our on-boarding process for any new employees joining our team.

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