There are many regulations governing the obligations of employers regarding the health of their workforce and one area that has seen a vast increase in recent years is the assessment of computer related jobs. Almost every business now has some form of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) and offices in particular often need the help of professionals in providing comfortable environments for people to carry out their daily duties.

A Comfortable Workstation

The term comfortable in this context does not mean highly upholstered furniture to lounge upon but desks and chairs that are at a convenient height for extended use. If visual display units (VDU) are positioned awkwardly anyone operating them will be sitting or standing with a poor posture that can lead to conditions similar to repetitive strain syndrome where muscles cramps, aches and pains in the neck, back, shoulders and arms can become all too familiar.

Eye Strain

Fortunately …