• CALC briefings on Coronavirus and its impact on managing council business can be found in the Documents section of our website
  • CALC briefings on Coronavirus and its impact on managing council business can be found in the Documents section of our website

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) - Assessment Form

At a time when many of us are spending more time in front of screens, especially for remote meetings, local councils have to protect their staff and volunteers from the health risks associated with working with display screen equipment (DSE) such as computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations applies to workers who use DSE daily for at least an hour at a time – they are referred to as DSE users. If your council employs staff or volunteers who are currently working from home, hot-desking or working at a fixed workstation, then by law, you must carry out a DSE workstation assessment. The regulations do not apply to any employees who use DSE on an infrequent basis or only for short periods of time.

NALC has worked with its partner, BHIB Councils Insurance, to develop a DSE Self-Assessment Form for local councils to use for free - or contact insurance@bhibcouncils.co.uk for an editable word version.

Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:36 by Chris

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