Many of us know that working at a computer all day can cause aches and pains, yet too many people are still prepared to accept this a normal. With more of us now working from home, it has become increasingly more important that employers assess their employees home working equipment and working environment.

This task can only practicably be undertaken using a health and safety software assessment such as iProtectu DSE, providing metrics and evidence of compliance of your legal duties.

In the UK alone more than 500,000 employees suffer from work-related musculoskeletal issues every year. Annually, this leads to more than 7 million working days lost to work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Employers have a legal duty to make sure the display screen equipment (DSE), which includes laptops, tablets and phones that their employees use comply with the DSE regulations.

Our DSE Assessment can be undertaken by self-assessment or by an assessor, should this be required. Most users can self-assess their work environment and use of equipment and with the iProtectu DSE assessment process this has never been simpler.

Our assessment offers DSE users and home workers the ability to self-assess, enabling employers to meet their legal obligations and focus on the issues that arise.

This cost-effective approach ensures legal compliance, supports safety leadership and significantly reduces costs. Our assessments provide advice to users, enabling actions and improvements to be completed in a proactive and cost-effective manner. iProtectu Health and Safety Software users have reported significant reductions in workplace DSE injuries, improved absence and reduced cost of legal compliance.

We have included a short video to show how effective our DSE assessment process is and how this will save you time, cost and improve the health and well-being of your teams.

Sources:

HSE Musculoskeletal disorders https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/msd.pdf

Labour Force Survey http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/lfs/index.htm