DSE stands for Display Screen Equipment.
The HSE state that DSE Training is a legal requirement for all staff who look at desktop computer screens, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and any other appropriate display screen equipment ‘for continuous or near-continuous spells of an hour’. These people are called DSE users.
It is the legal duty of all employers to provide Display Screen Equipment Training.
Failure to provide adequate DSE training is a breach of DSE regulations meaning employers may face prosecution and fines.
Providing DSE training also helps protect you from liability claims from employees; for example perhaps regarding back pain from working position.
There are various benefits of DSE Training such as reducing the likelihood of postural and visual problems, as well as fatigue and stress.
When a work environment is more comfortable, productivity and employee satisfaction is also likely to increase.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the UK authority for health and safety state legal requirements about Display Screen Equipment in document L26 the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002.
Safesmart’s Advanced & Affordable Health and Safety Software called Smartlog includes an Online DSE Training Course for Unlimited Users. It helps you ensure compliance, improve safety and reduce costs.
To read more about DSE training requirements and FAQs click here: www.safesmart.co.uk/dse-training
Safesmart will be on Stand 9144 to help with DSE as well as other health & safety and fire safety queries.