Health and Safety at work regulations

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Understanding Health and Safety at Work: Focus on Display Screen Equipment Regulations

Health and Safety at Work Act 1992

In 1992, six regulations expanded upon the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, offering detailed guidelines on employer duties in the workplace. Comprehensive information on this legislation is available on the UK legislation website.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations

Our training session focuses on the DSE regulations, as outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in their guide "Work with Display Screen Equipment: Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992", amended in 2002.

Guide to Regulatory Compliance

The HSE guide provides a thorough outline of compliance measures, addressing both office and non-office use of display screens. It includes detailed information on each aspect of the regulations.

Health Risks and Prevention Strategies

The guide covers the primary health risks associated with DSE work, such as musculoskeletal disorders, visual fatigue, and mental stress. It offers practical advice on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Training and Workstation Analysis

Key areas like training needs, workstation requirements analysis, and user routine monitoring are discussed in the guide. It also delves into specifics like portable DSE use and ergonomic practices for using mice, trackballs, or other pointing devices.


Understanding the DSE regulations is crucial for ensuring health and safety compliance in work environments that extensively use display screen equipment.