With the mass upheaval created by the current pandemic, employees are now being asked to work in different circumstances, especially those that are working remotely, for example, “working from home”.
It maybe not their normal place of work and therefore it may throw up some problems, particularly for those using laptops or home PCs. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to make sure people pay close attention to their new working environment, and take action.
The links provided will take you to an HSE checklist that can be used by employers who need to comply with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.
According to the HSE it can be used as an assistance to risk assessment and to help you abide by the Schedule to the Regulations.
It highlights risk factors in 6 areas, with ‘yes’/’no’ tick boxes: keyboards, mouse and trackball, display screens, software, furniture and work environment.
It also highlights issues to consider and gives space to record planned action.