P_HS_14 Display Screen Equipment Procedure

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 came into force on 1 January 1993 and has been amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002. The regulations implement the European Directive, which specifies minimum safety and health requirements for work with display screen equipment (DSE).

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 came into force on 1 January 1993 and has been amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002. The regulations implement the European Directive, which specifies minimum safety and health requirements for work with display screen equipment (DSE).

This trust procedure aims to assist all staff in preventing health problems such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), fatigue and stress, psychosocial issues by encouraging good ergonomic design of equipment, furniture, the working environment and the job.

Display Screen equipment includes:

  • The screen itself (any computer or terminal screen) but not window typewriters, cash registers or calculators;
  • Any optical accessories to the display screen equipment;
  • Any disk drive, telephone, modem, printer, scanner, work chair, work desk, work surface, document holder, footrest or other peripheral to the display screen equipment.
  • The immediate work environment around the display screen equipment.

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