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For the Employer

Remote Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessments from £49 per user

As an employer:

 

It is your responsibility to carry out an assessment under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992, of your staff's workstations both in the office and at their homes to ensure they meet the safety requirements and minimize the risk of injury. This includes making sure the equipment they are using (desks, chairs and monitors) are correctly positioned and fit for purpose. With more and more people now working from home and those numbers increasing, the need to reduce the risk of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) and encourage a productive environment for your home working staff is now more than ever essential.

What are the penalties to an employer?

If an HSE inspector finds your business to be breaking Health and Safety laws, they can take action which could include a prosecution in some cases of an unlimited fine.

What is a DSE user?

A Display Screen Equipment (DSE) user is a person who uses DSE continuously or near-continuously for an hour or more at a time and who uses DSE on a daily or near-daily basis for an hour or more at a time. It is a user who has to apply high levels of concentration when using DSE, who is very dependent on DSE and has no option but to use it. This criterion also includes part-time workers and those who work from home.

Did you know:

  • There are 200,000 reported cases of work-related limb disorders each year in the UK.

  • In 2018, there were 518,000 new cases of ill health suffered by workers which they believed to be caused or made worse by their work

  • An average loss to business of 14 days or 112 lost working hours, per injury

  • In 2018/19 the total UK workplace injury cost was £5.2 billion equivalent to an average of £8,500 per non-fatal injury.

  • Of the £15 billion cost to the UK industry in 2018/19, the cost to the employer was £3 billion.

  • 52.7% of people living in London reported working from home in 2020

  • 49% of workers in the south-east reported working from home in 2020

  • By the end of 2020, 50% of UK workforce will continue working from home at least twice a week

How Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) can impact your company’s productivity?

If you expect to get the same efficiency and value for money from staff working at home as when they work in the office, then they need to have the same reduced risk of injury as they do in the office. You cannot expect someone stretching across the kitchen table on their laptop for 8 hours a day, with their mobile phone clamped between the shoulder and head 7 days a week to produce the same quality of work, injury free, as they did when working from a desk with the correct chair, phone headset, desk and monitor setup. You need to act now to reduce your workforce risk of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury).

How can the Home Office Team

help improve your productivity?

By having Home Office Team complete the DSE assessments on your staff, you can rest assured that your team will be working in the most productive and efficient workstation environment that you can offer them. At the same time, demonstrating to your staff that you are conscious of and have an interest in their wellbeing, by minimizing their exposure to work related injuries even when they are working from home.

How can a Display Screen Equipment assessment (DSE) benefit your company?  

         

  • Show your team that you care about their wellbeing

  • Increase productivity by ensuring your team are working effectively at comfortable workstations.

  • Minimise the risk exposure of injury to your team when using DSE

  • Reduce absence due to workplace DSE injury related issues

  • Minimise your company’s exposure to potential work-related compensation claims

  • Identify your teams risks and offer products to accommodate them and prevent potential injury

  • Help you to comply with your DSE Health and Safety legal obligations

  • Offer advice and guidance to you staff to avoid potential issues.

A Home Office Team's DSE assessment

can reduce your companies exposure to:

  • Staff taking sick leave through an RSI caused by a poorly configured workstation.

  • Reduced productivity from a team that is not performing effectively due to their workstation configuration

  • Possible workplace injury claims due to pain and suffering through using DSE

  • Future loss of work days from ongoing RSI health issues.

  • Identifying your teams existing health issues and offering products to accommodate them and prevent further injury.