What is an employer’s legal requirement when it comes to computer workstation risk assessments?
In the UK, the Health and Safety Executive has set out employers’ duties for display screen equipment in the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002. Among the regulations is the requirement to risk assess computer workstations:
Every employer shall perform a suitable and sufficient analysis of the workstation…for the purpose of assessing the health and safety risks to which those persons are exposed in the consequence of that use.
In the US, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration states that:
Workers have a right to a safe workplace. The law requires employers to provide their employees with safe and healthful workplaces.
Safe Hands goes beyond compliance
We do this because we believe that fulfilling the requirement of a legal risk assessment is only half the story and won’t help prevent pain. This is why we want to show you how to be more than compliant.
Your employees are all unique, so their workstation risk assessments should be too.