Visual Display Unit (VDU) or Display Screen Assessments (DSE) Assessments are required by law as per the guide to the Safety, Health at Welfare at Work (General Applications) regulations 2007 – Chapter 5 part 2 Display Screen Equipment
VDU / DSE Assessments must be undertaken on all computer workstations where an employee will spend longer than
one continuous hour per day on average or are basically habitual users of VDU / DSE equipment.
The purpose of the VDU / DSE Assessment is to assess the ergonomic suitability of the workstation, work equipment and surrounding environment and its compliance with the 2007 General Application Regulations.
Every individual is different so individual assessments are required to meet the requirements of the legislation. Incorrect VDU / DSE layout can cause numerous problems including musculo skeletal disorders, repetitive strain injury, visual fatigue and increased stress levels.