The use of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) in the workplace is widespread. The risk from such equipment is comparatively low if the DSE is properly set up and used and, just as importantly, if the associated work is organised. It should be remembered that the workplace is not just an office or factory — it could the member of staff’s home or it might be a customer’s premises.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (DSE Regulations) regulate the use of DSE in the workplace. They require that DSE workstations are risk assessed and they also set minimum requirements for DSE workstations.
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