RECORD OF DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT WORKSTATION
What workstation (s) are covered by this assessment?
Assessment Ref: Date
This checklist identifies the workstation features required for compliance with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment)
Regulations and should be used in conjunction with the Workstation Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
1 Workspace Yes No
1.1 Is there sufficient workspace to allow easy access to the workstation?
1.2 Is there sufficient space for the user to change position and vary movements?
2.1 Is lighting sufficient for reading source material?
2.2 Is lighting appropriate to allow the screen to be viewed comfortably?
2.3 Is local task lighting provided where necessary?
3 Reflection and Glare
3.1 Are the surroundings and light fittings suitable to minimise screen-glare?
3.2 Are light fittings shielded where necessary, to minimise screen glare?
3.3 Is the workstation/equipment positioned to make best use of light conditions and minimise glare?
3.4 Are there adjustable window blinds/curtains where necessary to prevent glare?
3.5 Where the need cannot be avoided, has an appropriate screen filter been fitted?
4.1 Is noise emitted from workstation equipment at a level unlikely to distract attention?
4.2 Is noise from other sources at a level unlikely to distract attention or disturb speech?
5.1 Is the temperature at the workstation reasonable?
6.1 Is the humidity level at the workstation reasonable?
7.1 Is work equipment in a good state of repair?
8 Keyboard, Mouse, Trackball and Pointing Device
8.1 Is the keyboard separate from the screen?
8.2 Can the angle of the keyboard be adjusted/tilted?
8.3 Are there hand/wrist supports or is there sufficient space to support the hands of the user?
8.4 Does the keyboard have a matt surface to avoid reflective glare?
8.5 Is the layout/arrangement of the keyboard designed for ease of use?
8.6 Are the key symbols easy to recognise from the user’s working position?
8.7 Is the mouse, trackball or pointing device suitable for the task it is used for?
8.8 Is the mouse, trackball, or pointing device positioned close to the user?
8.9 Is there support for the users wrist and forearm?
8.10 Does the device work smoothly at a speed that suits the user?
8.11 Can the user easily adjust software settings for speed and accuracy of the pointer?
9.1 Is it possible for the user to easily alter the position of the screen?
9.2 Is it possible to tilt and swivel the screen?
9.3 Is the screen free of reflections and glare?
9.4 Is the screen free of flicker and other persistent instabilities?
9.5 Does the screen have easily adjustable brightness and contrast to suit ambient conditions?
9.6 Are the characters on the screen well defined and clearly formed?
9.7 Is the screen height adjustable?
10 Work Desk or Work Surface Yes No
10.1 Is the work desk or work surface sufficiently large for the range of tasks performed?
10.2 Does the surface have a matt finish to minimise reflections?
10.3 Is the height of the desk adjustable?
10.4 Is there sufficient leg room under work surfaces?
11.1 Is the work chair stable and does it allow easy freedom of movement?
11.2 Is it possible to adjust the height of the seat and the height and tilt of the seat back?
12 Availability of Other Equipment, where required
12.1 Are footrests available for workers who wish to use them?
12.2 Are suitably adjustable document holders available to workers who wish to use them?
12.3 Is other equipment (e.g. mouse, telephone etc) suitable?
13 Software Design
13.1 Is the software suitable for the task?
13.2 Is the software easy for the operator to use (given the operator’s knowledge and experience)?
13.3 Does the system provide feedback so that operator’s can monitor system performance?
13.4 Does the system display information at a pace comfortable to the operator?
13.5 Does the system display information in a format comfortable to the operator?
13.6 Has the operator been made aware of any quantitative or qualitative checking of performance?
13.7 Does the software protect users from the consequences of errors?
14 Task Design
14.1 Does the work regularly involve tasks not involving DSE?
14.2 Does the work regularly involve tasks away from the workstation?
14.3 Does the user have any discretion/control over when non-DSE work is done?
14.4 Are formal rest breaks allowed?
14.5 Are there arrangements to minimise repetitive or boring tasks (such as data entry)?
14.6 Are ‘peaks and troughs’ in the workload eliminated?
15.1 Have users or their representatives been consulted about health and safety issues related to DSE?
16 Provision of Information
16.1 Have users been informed about the risks associated with DSE and how to reduce the risks?
16.2 Have users been informed about the arrangements to provide breaks and activity changes?
16.3 Have users been informed about the arrangements for the provision of eye and eyesight tests?
16.4 Are users aware of the procedures to follow in the event of a problem relating to DSE?
17.1 Have users been trained in the correct adjustment and positioning of workstation equipment?
17.2 Have users been informed about the importance of good posture?
17.3 Do operators know how to adjust screen brightness and contrast?
17.4 Are users trained in how to recognise visual or postural fatigue and the action to take?
Do the existing precautions reduce the risk Yes No
to the lowest level that is reasonably practicable? (refer to Safe Working Guidelines).
If a ‘NO’ answer is entered, a Remedial Action Plan must be developed and a re-assessment carried out when the
Remedial Actions have been completed.
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