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DSE Assessments

DSE Assessments

the impact of poorly designed workspaces

Research shows that UK workers suffer approximately 553,000 cases of work-related musculoskeletal disorders each year (European Agency for Safety & Health at Work). Unfortunately, the basic tools we need to do our jobs can often be the source of pain.

Many UK workers have to use display screen equipment (DSE) regularly (if not continually) to complete tasks. However, inappropriate use of DSE and poorly designed workspaces can cause issues for users, such as fatigue, eye strain and backache. This has a major impact on businesses, increasing the likelihood of illness, reducing productivity and harming staff retention rates.

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Our solutions

Lyreco’s products and services support you in reducing work-related ill health by providing:

  • A variety of DSE ergonomic assessments
  • Ergonomic products selections based on assessment outcomes.

If your workers use DSE (whether PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones) daily for an hour or more at a time, you are lawfully required to carry out a DSE assessment. This means assessing the workstations your people use – identifying and reducing any risks they present.




When to carry out assessments

You should carry out assessments at a minimum of every two years, or when:

  • Setting up a new workstation
  • Onboarding a new employee
  • Making changes to an existing workstation.

We provide several routes to completing a DSE assessment and potential issues with your employees’ workstations. This includes face-to-face assessments, telephone consultations and online tools for self-assessment.