A number of factors play a role in Ergonomics; these include body posture and movement (sitting, standing, lifting, pulling and pushing), and environmental factors (noise, lighting, temperature, humidity). Ergonomic assessments/training concern the interface between man and machine, or man and the working environment. It focuses on the way in which people “fit” with their work surroundings and aims to ensure proper training and an optimum environment for each individual worker. Poor design and working procedures can lead to overworked and frustrated workers. Designing the workplace with the worker in mind helps to create and reinforce the most productive quality of work. If the limitations of your workforce are pushed, and causing your workers to become fatigued, your company’s production quality decreases.
Ergonomics is a science that looks to remove risk factors that lead to injuries, and improves work processes in order to increase quality and overall performance. With these improvements in labor, you can maximise safe and productive work practises, helping to cut potential for injury and subsequent compensation claims.
The purpose of the VDU/DSE Assessments is to assess the current ergonomic layout of the workstation and its compliance with the 2007 General Application Regulations to ensure that the user is adequately protected and comfortable at work, which we ensure by our quality and professional approach.
Incorrect VDU/DSE layout can lead to musculoskeletal disorders, repetitive strain injury, visual fatigue and increased stress levels, so it is important that a VDU/DSE assessment is carried out by a competent professional, to help identify and correct any hazards that may exist.
Visual Display Unit (VDU) or Display Screen Assessments (DSE) Assessments are required under the 2007 General Application Regulations and must be undertaken on all computer workstations where an employee will spend longer than 1 hour per day.