Display Screen Equipment
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 apply to workers who use DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time. We describe these workers as ‘DSE users’. The regulations don’t apply to workers who use DSE infrequently or only use it for a short time. Further information related to the requirements of the regulations is available via the health and safety website.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Complete a DSE self-assessment form
- Contact your local DSE Assessor if problems are identified
If you are unsure who your departments local DSE Assessor is please contact the Health and Safety team firstname.lastname@example.org
- If further intervention is required and your issues are medically related then a referral to Occupational Health may be required via your Line Manager along with you completed DSE assessment form.
- If non-medical please contact the Health and Safety team for further advice, alternatively contact your local Health and Safety representative.
- Under the regulations DSE users are entitled to an eye test at regular intervalsand also the cost of a basic pair of frames and lenses if required specifically for DSE use.
- You can arrange your own eye test at any Opticians.
- Prior to your visit to the Opticians you will need to print off the eye test form and complete section 1.
- The Optician will need to complete, stamp and sign section 2 of the form.
- If the Optician has clarified that you require glasses for DSE use only you can claim up to the value of £75 towards your glasses.
- You are able to claim up to value of £25 for a sight test regardless of the outcome indicated by the Optician.
- The completed form and receipts are required to be sent to the University’s Occupational Health department who will then process and authorise a payment request for Finance to issue a cheque.
- A claim can only be made every 2 years.