Workplace assessments to ensure correct VDU usage preventing workplace injuries.
VDU’s (Visual Display Units) are widely used in all industry today and are a contributing factor to back injury, eyestrain from poor ergonomics and eyestrain from incorrect positioning of equipment or concerning lighting.
The General Application Regulations 2007 contains a list of minimum requirements in which the employer is obliged to carry out a risk assessment of each VDU workstation.
This assessment will also look at the equipment, software, ventilation, lighting levels, access & egress, ergonomics, good housekeeping, space requirements, noise, eye tests, electrical cables/electricity, manual handling, stress due to VDU work and all office furniture.
There are minimum requirements and standards required which cover all these areas. This assessment will also evaluate the employees’ routine, positioning and seating in relation to their VDU and training levels provide to staff.
The assessment will also take into account any traits or symptoms of “Sick Building Syndrome” which may be identified during the risk assessment.