Avoiding the risk of DSE
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Avoiding the Risk of Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
Display screen equipment includes any device that uses an alphanumeric or graphic display screen. These items includes:
- desktop computers
- machine displays
- touch screen tablets
- and a great deal more.
The risk of using these displays is not to do with the display falling on you as they should already be securely set in placed. The risk of display screen equipment (DSE) comes from sitting in front of them all day.
When you are sat at a desk all day you will find that parts of your body begin to ache. This is because you are creating habits that your body is not used to.
You may be sitting in a particular way that you are not supposed to. You might be using the equipment in a way that may feel comfortable but it is actually causing you stiffness and pain in your joints.
A huge proportion of DSE workers have reported pains and aches or eye discomfort. These aches and pains are often referred to as upper limb disorders (ULDs). Most of these conditions do not indicate any serious ill health but it makes sense to avoid them as much as possible.
DSE work is not a risky business really as long as ULDs can be avoided then you will happily work all day long. If DSE workers follow practices, set up their work stations properly and take breaks during prolonged use then they will fine.
If you would like our help in training your employees in these safe practices then please do get in touch. We will be happy to help.