Working from home? Here are some useful tips to ensure your safety and comfort.

The following checklist can be used to help you complete a risk assessment and comply with the Schedule to the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002.

The questions and ‘Things to consider’ in the checklist cover the requirements of the Schedule. If you can answer ‘Yes’ in the second column against all the questions, having taken account of the ‘Things to consider’, you are complying. You will not be able to address some of the questions and ‘Things to consider’, eg on reflections on the screen, or the user’s comfort, until the workstation has been installed. These will be covered in the risk assessment you do once the workstation is installed.

Work through the checklist, ticking either the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ column against each risk factor:

■ ‘Yes’ answers require no further action.
■ ‘No’ answers will require investigation and/or remedial action by the workstation assessor. They should record their decisions in the ‘Action to take’ column. Assessors should check later that actions have been taken and have resolved the problem.

Remember, the checklist only covers the workstation and work environment. You also need to make sure that risks from other aspects of the work are avoided, e.g by giving users health and safety training, and providing for breaks or changes of activity.

For more advice on these see Working with display screen equipment (DSE): A brief guide.

Further information

Working with display screen equipmemt (DSE): A brief guide Leaflet INDG36(rev4) HSE books 2013 www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg36.htm

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