Should smartphones count as display screen equipment (DSE) under UK health and safety laws, asks Jim Lythgow?

In the era of increasing availability of smartphones for personal and professional use, a question seems obvious. Should smartphones count as DSE?

Remember the BlackBerry? This revolutionary device, with mobile email, was launched in 1999, with voice-calling capabilities added in 2002. The first iPhone was not introduced, believe or not, until 2007. Since then, smartphones have become ubiquitous, with the 2016 Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey suggesting that four out of five UK adults now have a smartphone – equivalent to 37 million people.

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