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Chris Pollington CMIOSH

Chris is a Health and Safety consultant who has been working in the industry since 1995. His background includes production management and construction safety, with particular experience in CDM.

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How to Use Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Safely

Written by Chris Pollington CMIOSH on 07 May 2019 10:28:38 BST

Can you imagine life without modern technology, such as computers, smart phones and tablets? I can, it does not seem that long ago when I was in work and the telephone was in a fixed place and we used hand written documents and calculators. How things have changed in the past 25 years!

Modern equipment has allowed us all to work faster and become more productive in our working lives. But, there is a problem, our bodies can be damaged by being stuck in one position for long periods, our hands are not evolved to move very rapidly repeatedly, and our eyes become strained through staring at a screen for long periods.

We now have a greater awareness of the problems that using display screen equipment (DSE) incorrectly can cause and I will go through them, the responsibilities of employers and how to minimise the risk.

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