Many courses have been created to help those in managerial and similar positions to understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace. There are many different areas to focus on depending on the nature of the workplace and even things such as screens can present potential hazards if the health and safety implications are not properly considered.
One such helpful course is the Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment. DSE stands for display screen equipment and the qualification ensures those who complete it gain a greater understanding of the Health and Safety Regulations 1992 that apply to such equipment. This may not seem like a dangerous area to be aware of, but there are risks here that could lead to long-term injury or illness if they are not properly risk assessed to begin with. This is why such courses exist – to make all workplaces safer and more pleasant to work in.
How safe is it to use a computer monitor?
A computer monitor might seem a lot safer than some equipment provided in other workplaces and in a sense this is correct. However there is the potential for workers to sustain long-term injuries if the monitor is not in the right position. For example neck strain may not be a problem if it occurs for a single day. But if someone is using a poorly placed monitor for a long period of time it could lead to other more deep-set problems. The Level 2 Award in DSE Risk Assessment enables the person who qualifies to be able to assess situations like these so they can minimise all risks to the individual using the equipment in the future.
Have you suffered an injury that could be related to display screen equipment?
If you believe you have proof of an injury relating to using poorly placed display screen equipment within the last three years, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Our professional injury compensation lawyers are here to provide no-obligation advice on your situation, so you know whether you may bring a no win, no fee** compensation claim. Our 30-second online test is also able to provide you with the answers you need if you have evidence that negligence has taken place in your workplace. You are entitled to work without the risk of injury or accident and if you believe this has not been the case you can consult us today.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Health and safety at work