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VDU & Ergonomic Assessments

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007, Chapter 5 of part 2 on display screens apply to the following Employees:
– If the employee has no choice but to use the VDU to carry out his/her work
– If the employee normally uses the VDU for continuous periods of more than one hour
– If the VDU is generally used by the employee on a daily basis

What do I need to do to comply with the Display Screen Regulation 2007?
1. Carry out an Ergonomic Assessment of employee workstations and inform Employees of results.
2. Provide training to employees in the use of workstations before commencing work with new or modified display screen equipment.
3. Perform a new risk assessment where an employee uses a new workstation.

Who should carry out an analysis or risk assessment of an employee’s workstation?
A competent person must carry out the risk assessment of an employee’s workstation i.e. if he or she possesses sufficient training, experience and knowledge appropriate to conducting a risk assessment of a workstation.

What level of lighting, Temperature and Humidity should be used when working with Display Screen Equipment?
1. Lighting of 300 – 500 lux should be appropriate.
2. Humidity should be between 40-60%
3. Temperature in offices should be between 17.5°C and 24°C

What we offer!
1. We can carry out ergonomic assessments on individual workstations to help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal and repetitive strain injuries to your employees and also to ensure you are legally compliant.
2. We can perform measurements of Humidity; Temperature and Lighting levels to ensure that your organisation are compliant with the recommended values.
3. We can provide training for your staff in how to perform Ergonomic Assessments enabling them to perform Ergonomic Assessments on behalf of your Company.

You can contact our Health and Safety consultant Stephen Cooney on 01 835 4084 or to discuss an Ergonomic Assessment of your workplace