VDU Assessments

VDU stands for Visual Display Unit. A VDU assessment is the same as a DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessment or a workstation assessment.

Who is covered by the Display Screen Equipment Regulation?

These regulations are applicable:

  • If the employee has no choice but to use the VDU to carry out her/his work
  • If the employee normally uses the VDU for continuous periods of more than one hour
  • If the VDU is generally used by the employee on a daily basis

What do I need to do to comply with the Display Screen Equipment Regulation?

As an employer there are a number of duties set down in this regulation, the key requirements are to:

  • Carry out an analysis or risk assessment of employee workstations.
  • Provide information to employees in relation to measures which have been implemented.
  • Provide training to employees in the use of workstations before commencing work with display screen equipment and whenever the organisation of the workstation is modified.
  • Perform a further analysis or risk assessment where an employee transfers to a new workstation or significant new work equipment, change of equipment or new technology is introduced to an individual’s workstation.
  • Ensure that the provision of an appropriate eye and eyesight test is made available to every employee.

If you require VDU Assessments to be carried out for your business please contact us

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