We carry out comprehensive DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessments for businesses to ensure you are complying with UK legislation and keeping your staff comfortable and safe whilst at work.

Comprehensive DSE risk assessments to keep staff safe whilst at their workstations.

As a business owner, you are legally obligated by the Health & Safety Regulations (1992) to conduct a DSE assessment within your workplace in the following circumstances:

  • When a new staff member begins work
  • When a new workstation is set up
  • An existing workstation is changed
  • And when users complain of pain or discomfort

It is also best practice to offer pregnant workers a DSE assessment

We understand that this can be a challenging task for business owners who have several employees spending long periods of time working with computers, laptops, tablets and phones – which is why we offer comprehensive and effective DSE assessments to save you time and money.

What is a DSE risk assessment?

Also known as Workstation Risk Assessments, DSE assessments generally evaluate the safety and comfort of workstations, paying particular attention to things such as positioning, adjustability and accessibility of the keyboard, mouse, screen, chair, and desk as well as any ergonomic related concerns within the working environment.

Why is a DSE risk assessment needed?

DSE is widely used within most modern businesses and workplaces, however there are various health risks associated with its use. Workstations that aren’t set up correctly have the potential to cause:

  • Eye strain
  • Aches and pains
  • Upper-body problems (such as neck, shoulders, back and wrist issues)
  • Fatigue and tiredness

Conducting regular DSE risk assessments helps to assure prompt-reporting of these potential issues, which left unaddressed could turn from being minor short-term issues to longer-term health conditions for users. They also highlight actions that could be taken to reduce further risks and promote recovery for affected users.

Alongside it being your legal responsibility to protect your employees from the aforementioned risks, completing regular DSE assessments can help to improve employee comfort whilst at their workstation, reduce the likelihood of staff absence and improve workplace morale and productivity.

DSE assessments therefore not only ensure that your workspaces are suitable and safe to work at, but also help to improve and maintain overall employee health and well-being.

How do we carry out DSE risk assessments?

We can carry out risk assessments both remotely and in-person. We would typically book a 30 minute slot to carry out a standard assessment, and a 60 minute slot for those with pre-existing conditions or ailments.

Once we have assessed the workstation, we are able to make user-specific equipment recommendations and offer advice to ensure your employees are safe whilst at their place of work.

Why choose pm Connections?

At pm Connections we recognise that adhering to health and safety regulations may feel challenging or overwhelming for businesses, particularly those just getting started or those with large numbers of employees.

We’re experts at what we do and we strive to keep things simple and stress-free!

Based in Cheshire, we’ve been in the industry for 17 years now and our specialist teams can work with you to ensure you’re protecting your employees from the associated health risks of using DSE, in order for you to get back to business and focus on what you do best. For more information then give us a ring on 01925 649818 or drop us a message here.