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Display Screen Equipment workstation risk assessment

At Metro Physio we assess an individual’s workstation to ensure that it is optimally arranged to provide best levels of comfort and productivity for the employee.  We assess all aspects of the workstation including the chair dimensions, chair mechanisms, sitting posture, desk dimensions, desk layout, desk surface height, desk depth, arm rest position, screen depth, screen angle and screen height.  Simple modifications, advice and education are provided to the employee at the time of assessment.  Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Workstation Risk Assessments are required to meet the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992/2002. A basic tick list is sometimes provided for employees to complete themselves, however, there are inherent problems with this. Often employees will simply tick all boxes as they rush through the form in their lunch break and continue to experience pain in the back, neck or wrists. Sometimes unguided action is made by employers which can make symptoms worse. 

This assessment is suitable for: Any employee whether they are experiencing symptoms or not as identification of poor set-up and posture at an early stage can prevent the onset of problems. 

Following the assessment/s: a report detailing all findings and recommendations will be prepared and emailed within 48 hours. 

The assessment will help the employer decide: What adjustments are required if any to ensure the optimum set up of the workstation including any additional equipment that may be required e.g. provision of a foot stool or new chair etc.  

How it works: We offer single or multiple assessments (which are more cost effective) so please contact head office for further details.