The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007on display screens states that employers must ensure that the general use of workspace equipment is not a source of risk for the employee. This act applies to the following Employees:

– If the employee has no choice but to use the VDU to carry out his/her work

– If the employee normally uses the VDU for continuous periods of more than one hour

– If the VDU is generally used by the employee on a daily basis

This act also goes on to state that an employer must perform an analysis of the workstation in order to evaluate the safety and health conditions to which it gives rise for the employees, particularly as regards possible risks to eyesight, physical problems and problems of mental stress, and, on the basis of that evaluation, take appropriate measures to remedy any risks found.

Contents of this Consultancy:

Detailed assessment of each workstation
Analysis of environmental conditions
Recommendations and analysis of actions taking during assessment
Who should carry out an analysis or risk assessment of an employee’s workstation?
A competent person must carry out the risk assessment of an employee’s workstation i.e. if he or she possesses sufficient training, experience and knowledge appropriate to conducting a risk assessment of a workstation.

West Cork Safety can carry out ergonomic assessments on individual workstations to help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal and repetitive strain injuries to your employees and also to ensure you are legally compliant.

We can provide training for your staff on how to perform Ergonomic Assessments enabling them to perform Ergonomic Assessments on behalf of your Company.

For full details or if you have any queries please contact Frank or Mary Jo by email or telephone to arrange a consultation.