Display screen equipment (DSE) workstation checklist
The following checklist can be used to help you complete a risk assessment and
comply with the Schedule to the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment)
Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous
Amendments) Regulations 2002.

The questions and ‘Things to consider’ in the checklist cover the requirements of
the Schedule. If you can answer ‘Yes’ in the second column against all the
questions, having taken account of the ‘Things to consider’, you are complying.
You will not be able to address some of the questions and ‘Things to consider’, eg
on reflections on the screen, or the user’s comfort, until the workstation has been
installed. These will be covered in the risk assessment you do once the workstation
is installed.

Work through the checklist, ticking either the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ column against each
risk factor:
■ ‘Yes’ answers require no further action.
■ ‘No’ answers will require investigation and/or remedial action by the workstation
assessor. They should record their decisions in the ‘Action to take’ column.
Assessors should check later that actions have been taken and have resolved
the problem.

Remember, the checklist only covers the workstation and work environment. You
also need to make sure that risks from other aspects of the work are avoided, eg
by giving users health and safety training, and providing for breaks or changes of
activity. For more advice on these see Working with display screen equipment
(DSE): A brief guide.
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