VDU’s are widely used in all industry today and are a contributing factor to back injury, eye strain from poor ergonomics and eye strain from incorrect positioning of equipment or in regard to lighting.
The General Application Regulations contains a list of minimum requirements in which the employer is obliged to carry out a risk assessment of each VDU workstation.
Carraig Safety will carry out assessments and will also look at the equipment, software, ventilation, lighting levels, access & egress, ergonomics, good housekeeping, space requirements, noise, eye tests, electrical cables/electricity, manual handling, stress due to VDU work and all office furniture.
Through a process of discussion, training and adjustment, suggestions are made to improve the ergonomic use of desk equipment, including the desk itself, chairs, PC screens, keyboards and mouse, and any other equipment that is used day to day. In this way potential stresses on workers are reduced, allowing them to be more comfortable in their work.
You can contact our Health and Safety consultant on 01 6293852 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss an Ergonomic Assessment of your workplace
Will Reports show areas of improvement?
Yes our reports are specific to each user and will clearly show areas that require addressing and also areas of current good practice..
Is there a minimum time before assessment should be completed?
Under the General Application Regulations VDU/DSE Assessments should be completed when employee starts employment and then 2 years thereafter, unless area of work has changed, if this is the case assessment should be carried out when need arises.
Should an assessment be carried out on a Pregnant Employee?
Yes, once an employee advises her employer that she is pregnant, an assessment should be carried out to ensure immediate work area is comfortable.
Any Other Questions?
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