Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
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Display Screen Equipment (DSE) means computers or hand-held devices that display information and are provided by the University to be used by staff in connection with work for instance desktop computers, laptops, touch-screen tills and hand-held devices such as iPads, tablets, mobile phones, etc.
The use of DSE has become a significant part of everyday work-life for most people; however DSE-based work can cause injury/damage to a users physical and psychological health unless it is managed properly.
Key points of this protocol are:
Staff who are DSE users (staff who use computers in connection with work) need to:
- complete the three sections of the online DSE training module
- adjust their workstation in line with the modules recommendations
- follow the attached Procedures to gain the free eye test
- report faults, accidents, incidents or diagnosed chronic ill health conditions related to working with DSEs
DSE Assessors are appointed to deal with problems identified by the online module, which staff cant change themselves.
These bullet points are only a brief summary the Standard sets out what needs to happen across the University. To find out what you need to do, how to use this protocol and what the documents attached below mean to you, see the FAQs.