DSE Assessments

Back2 offer Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessments as part of the service to clients to ensure they receive high quality and professional information regarding their working environment. As the ergonomic industry is rapidly growing DSE Assessments are increasing in importance. DSE Assessments assist companies and individuals in reducing absenteeism from work by providing information and/or products to help the assessed person remain in or return to the workplace.

Back2 understands the importance of independent ergonomic assessments. This ensures that any items recommended for the end user are both beneficial and necessary. Following the DSE Assessment, the client will receive a report within 2 working days detailing the issues arising, action to be taken by the assessed worker and manager as well as possible solutions/recommendations to meet the employee's and client's needs.

It is beneficial for a qualified professional to carry out DSE Assessments as it allows the recommendations for the end users to be made on a specific and individual basis. This enables us to get the right equipment to the right person.

DSE Assessments available:

  • Required DSE Assessment: This is a tick sheet assessment which should be completed by all the computer users within an organisation (there are some users who may be exempt but this can be judged on an individual basis).
  • Remedial DSE Assessment: This assessment will be more detailed than a Required DSE Assessment and will be carried out by a qualified DSE assessor.  A Remedial DSE Assessment will follow a Required DSE Assessment which has highlighted minor hazards, and will attempt to remedy these issues.
  • Complex DSE Assessment:  This level of assessment is more in-depth than Required or Remedial DSE Assessments and is generally undertaken for those who have recognised musculoskeletal (or alternative medical) conditions which must be accommodated for.  A Complex DSE Assessment needs to be carried out by a healthcare professional.

Please call us on 020 7487 4730 or complete the DSE Assessment Request Form below. One of our staff members will contact you to discuss your requirements. We can tailor your quote depending on your specific requirements and the number of assessments needed. If you require further information before proceeding contact us and ask about “DSE Assessments” .

DSE Guidelines
What are the DSE Assessment guidelines and do they affect my business? The legislation for Display Screen Equipment users was passed, originally in 1992, with further amendments made in 2002. The guidelines are written in an attempt to protect those who “habitually” use DSE.

Do I employ any DSE users?
The guidelines state that it covers anyone: - who uses DSE “for continuous or near continuous spells of one hour or more” - using DSE more or less daily. - who “transfers information quickly to or from the DSE” - Part time workers who use DSE for the majority of their work load

What do I need to do to become compliant?
All DSE users must be subject to a standard DSE assessment. This will usually take the form of a simple tick sheet. If there are any “hazards” revealed during these tick box assessment, it is the duty of the employer to ensure that these are “remedied”. The guidelines further state that assessments should be carried out by individuals with the “expertise necessary” to make the correct judgements. This indicates that assessments of a more serious nature, i.e. for those with underlying medical conditions, must be executed by a qualified healthcare provider.

Are our chairs legally compliant?
The government has written MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS as to what specifications an office chair must meet to become compliant; height adjustable, and the backrest must be both HEIGHT AND TILT adjustable. So long as your office chairs meet these stipulations, they are compliant. If, however, they do not, they would not be deemed suitable for DSE users.

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