Introduction

The document provides guidance to employers and employees so that the risks arising from the use of VDUs and other display screen equipment used for work can be minimized.

Minimizing risks include the assessment of your existing furniture, equipment, work environment and job design. Any risks identified have to be rectified as soon as reasonably practicable.

The primary purpose of the guide is to ensure that you have equipment, furniture and surroundings that enable you to work in comfort.

The completion of assessments cannot be effective without the input of you, the user. This guide has been provided to help you to understand the law, to meet This Corporation 's obligations and the part that you play in helping to meet them, together with providing a written training reference for your continued safe use of display screens etc.

This guide also gives some common sense advice about how you can achieve comfort at your workstation, and gives hints and tips on overcoming some of the problems that may arise.

There is no reason why you should not be able to carry out your work in complete safety, provided that a sensible approach is adopted by all concerned.

Please read this guide carefully, and always ask questions if there is anything that is unclear.

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This guide is intended to meet the necessary training requirements. It is important you read this guide and keep it in a safe place for reference.

 

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This information is derived from the Health & Safety Manual and Kit
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