The use of technology in the form of computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones is part of everyday working life. If Display Screen Equipment is not set up properly it can pose a risk of musculoskeletal injuries in particular upper limb injuries and back problems. Some users may also experience headaches, eye strain, fatigue and stress. This can lead to absence from work due to pain and injuries acquired from poor Display Screen set up. Have you and your employees received appropriate training for use of Display Screen Equipment?
Safety Health and Welfare at Work General Application Regulations 2007, Part 2, Chapter 5, Display Screen Equipment states that it is the Duties of the Employers to
- “Carry out an analysis or risk assessment of employee workstations”
- “Provide training to employees in use of workstations before commencing work with display screen equipment and whenever the organisation of the workstation is modified
Chartered Physiotherapist and Desk Screen Assessor Niamh can assess how your employees interact with their workstations and environment to help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries caused by poor posture and techniques.
During the Display Screen Assessment the individual will be assessed on how he/she interacts with the
- Display Screen
- Furniture, i.e, Desk, Chair
- Mouse, trackball
- Environment, lighting, heat, space
Based on the findings of the assessment, appropriate adjustments will be made immediately and documented. If in the case new equipment is required to improve posture and reduce risk of musculoskeletal injuries, this will also be documented and presented to the appropriate personnel.
We can also provide follow up assessments to review the results of the adjustments made.
If you would like a Display Screen Assessment or have any queries please contact Niamh on 0852449108