DSE Assessments

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessments

DSE Assessments

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a device or equipment that has an alphanumeric or graphic display screen, regardless of the display process involved. It includes both conventional display screens and those used in emerging technologies such as laptops, touch-screens and other similar devices.

Has their workstation and environment been assessed for Risk – as they would in an office?

Do they comply with the Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992, as amended by the Health & Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002? The DSE Regulations came into force in 1993 to implement a European Directive, No 90/270/EEC of 29 May 1990, on minimum safety and health requirements for work with DSE.

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  • Why are assessments important?

    Computer workstations or equipment can be associated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pain, as well as with fatigue and eyestrain.

    Surveys have found that a high proportion of DSE workers report aches, pains or eye discomfort. These aches and pains are sometimes called upper limb disorders (ULDs), which can include a range of medical conditions such as RSI. Most of these conditions do not indicate any serious ill health, but it makes sense to avoid them as far as possible.

    The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 aim to protect the health of people who work with DSE. The Regulations were introduced because DSE has become one of the most common kinds of work equipment.

    That doesn't mean that DSE work is risky – it isn't. ULDs can be avoided if users follow effective practice, set up their workstations properly and take breaks during prolonged use. By just taking a few simple precautions, work with DSE can be more comfortable and productive.

    This assessment covers the DSE Regulations only. Employers should ensure that they also comply with general duties placed on them by other health & safety legislation.

  • What we produce for you

    We produce a 6 page report covering your Company-owned items such as:

    • Display Screen
    • Keyboard
    • Mouse (or Trackball)
    • Laptop
    • Software
    • Furniture
    • Environment
  • Other related questions

    Other questions asked relate to:

    • Any problems the user has working with their DSE
    • Any discomfort or other symptoms which they attribute to working with their DSE
    • Awareness of their entitlement to eye and eyesight testing
    • Whether or not they take regular breaks away from their DSE

    The assessment takes approximately 75 minutes on site plus a further 75 minutes off site to produce the final report. The Report is sent to you electronically in pdf format.

  • The Cost

    For our latest prices please contact a member of our sales team, by using the Ask a Question email service on this page or through the contact page.

    Portable appliance testing on any Company-owned electrical equipment used by the home-based staff at their home is included in the price provided the testing is carried out at the same time as the risk assessment.

    The schedule of visits is arranged in the most cost-effective and efficient way so that whenever possible at least 2 home workers per day will be assessed.

    Because of the geographical spread of home workers it is not always possible to do that of course, but that is what we aim to achieve. To avoid fruitless visits, all appointments are pre-arranged with the individual home worker(s).

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DSE Assessments Brochure

For more information about our DSE Assessment service, download our DSE Assessments Guide.

DSE Assessments Brochure

For more information about our DSE Assessment service, download our DSE Assessments Guide.

DSE Assessments Brochure

For more information about our DSE Assessment service, download our DSE Assessments Guide.

DSE Assessments Brochure

For more information about our DSE Assessment service, download our DSE Assessments Guide.


DataTrak Ltd

Specialist in Electrical Safety and Asset Management

We cover the entire UK and are one of the few truly nationwide PAT companies in the UK