Individual DSE Assessments

DSE AssessmentsThe Display Screen Equipment (DSE) regulations require DSE assessments to be conducted for all users of display screen equipment.

Fit4Work can offer either a basic DSE assessment for a large number of employees, which can take up to 30 minutes per person, or provide an advanced workstation assessment for an employee who has a complex medical problem or suffers from a chronic musculoskeletal issue(s).

Fit4Work provides a detailed report outlining the findings of the assessment, changes made, information given and recommendations. These comprehensive assessments enable businesses to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and protect their most valuable asset: their employees.

Fit4Work provides DSE Assessments in Yorkshire for companies such as UK Border Agency, BBC, ITV, HM Revenue & Customs, DVLA, The British Library, Royal College of Nursing, The Insolvency Service and Department of Work and Pensions.

Fit4Work can provide workstation risk assessments in Leeds and the Yorkshire region.

Fit4Work – What are DSE Assessments?

Taking up to 30 minutes per employee, Fit4Work’s basic assessments begin with asking some general questions to ascertain how long the individual spends at their desk at any one time, the tasks they are required to complete at their workstation, and if the individual is suffering from any musculoskeletal issues or experience discomfort at their workstation.

After observing the employee at their workstation, the assessor, Chartered Physiotherapist Angela Hinton, will make immediate improvements to the workstation where appropriate, and draw from her extensive knowledge how musculoskeletal injuries are caused and treated to establish necessary adjustments to the individual’s posture, chair, desk or work equipment.

DSE AssessmentsAcross the course of each basic DSE assessment, a detailed report is completed containing all observations, the on-site adjustments made, and the further recommended adjustments required to create a safer and healthier working environment for the employee.

Fit4Work’s in-depth DSE assessments, for employees with complex medical issues or musculoskeletal injuries, can take up to an hour to complete. Pulling from her extensive understanding of the human body, Angela can discuss employee injuries in detail, making Fit4Work DSE assessments far more than just compliance, and providing a huge added benefit over typical assessment providers.

Offering postural advice and on-the-spot adjustments to help ease the individual’s discomfort, Angela will observe them at their workstation completing typical daily tasks, addressing all equipment (screens, mouse, keyboard, chair and desk etc) in her report. Further required adjustments will be added to the report to help create a safer working environment for the employee.

Individual Assessment – Course Content

  • Postural assessment
  • Seating assessment
  • Assessment of monitor, keyboard, mouse and other equipment
  • Training on good postural alignment when seated
  • Where possible on the spot changes
  • Support in planning daily work routines
  • Exercises to help prevent musculoskeletal disorders occurring, if appropriate

Your Trainer’s Knowledge and Expertise

Designed and deployed by Angela Hinton MCSP HPC, a Chartered Physiotherapist, specialist in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation, and trusted provider of workplace health and safety training, Fit4Work’s DSE assessments provide a truly superior learning experience.

DSE Assessments

It’s Angela’s background and in-depth understanding of the human body and the ways in which musculoskeletal injuries can be caused, avoided, and treated, that provide a real added benefit for employees and business alike.

For employees with musculoskeletal injuries, or even employees experiencing discomfort at their workstation,  this expertise is truly priceless, with Angela’s ability to discuss injuries in detail, pulling from her extensive experience of treating them.

DSE Assessments via Zoom video call

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many employees are currently working from home.

DSE risk assessments are required by law for all users of display screen equipment and employers have a duty to assess the level of risk to their employees who are working from home.

To prevent employees from developing musculoskeletal injuries throughout the coronavirus outbreak, Fit4Work is offering their individual remote DSE assessments by Zoom video call.

The video call allows employees to receive the same comprehensive assessment and advice as they would in a face-to-face DSE Assessment, at a time that suits them.

We will look at their posture, the quality and positioning of the equipment they are using and give them advice and training on how to minimise the risk of developing a musculoskeletal injury, e.g. how to adopt a correct sitting posture.

We will guide them on how to make on the spot changes to their workstation if possible and compile a detailed report of our recommendations on how to minimise the risk to your employee.

It’s a quick an easy way to ensure your employees are as safe and comfortable as possible when working from home.

Get in touch to arrange your Zoom DSE Assessments today. Costs: £75.00 (No VAT)

Angela Hinton, the Director of Fit4Work, has been a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist for 21 years, specialising in musculoskeletal injuries. She has been carrying out DSE Workstation Assessments, and DSE Assessor Training, across the Yorkshire region for many years with great success.

Fit4Work also offers DSE Assessor Training Courses. Click here to learn more.