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There are many software packages available for office based work and the type you use will be highly dependent on the role that you do. For example, most office workers will use the standard windows packages, however, specialists in graphic design will have the specialist software.

Whichever package you use you need to ensure that this is fit for purpose and that you are confident in using this package.

Software is covered by section four of the HSE DSE Checklist (point to this page) let’s review the question is asks;

Is the software suitable for the task?

Software needs to be installed to ensure that it responds quickly and clearly made by the user, this should also give clear help messages.

The software that you use needs to be ‘fit for purpose’ and enable you to do the job that you need to do.