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Health and Safety Essex, CDM Support Essex, Risk Assessment Essex

DSE Workstation Assessments

The modern working environment including working from home, relies heavily on the use of Computer Display Screen Equipment (DSE). Due to the common use of DSE there is a risk this may lead to complacency about the hazards they can present. Hazards associated with DSE work usually consist of musculoskeletal problems, visual fatigue and stress.

DSE Regulation require employers to:

  • Undertake Risk Assessments of Workstations
  • Ensure Work Stations meet the minimum requirement
  • Plan work activities so they include breaks from DSE
  • Provide eye and eyesight test on request and spectacles (if required for DSE only)
  • Provide relevant Information and Training

We Will:

  • Carry out individual face to face DSE Assessments for users by completing an assessment.
  • Carry out Health-Related DSE Assessments.
  • Computer users carry out Assessments using a questionnaire and training.
  • Advisors can carry out assessments for 'Work from Home' employees.
  • Train staff to carry out DSE Assessments for employees.

The above will be dictated by your organisational and operational needs, the solution may consist of a single method or combination of two or more.

Aspects of Tenders

Workplace Safety Solutions have valuable experience in providing Health & Safety information to organisations as part of their client tender process, this could provide a valuable advantage in winning contracts.

Organisations also increasingly want assurance that the clients and contractors that they deal with are compliant with the appropriate Health and Safety requirements, this may also be a requirement of their insurers.

Frequent maintenance/review of relevant Health & Safety procedures and documentation is a big step towards satisfying potential clients and more importantly keeping existing clients happy.

Accreditation Assistance

When the revised Construction (Design & Management) regulations came into force in 2015, SSIP adopted what is known as the CDM Core Criteria. This means that there was the introduction of a standard baseline requirement that can be used when assessing a business's capability.

The competence criteria provided an opportunity for existing Health & Safety Pre-Qualification Schemes to build on and formalise mutual recognition already in operation amongst various schemes. The aim is for clients to be able to access a portal to check you have certain things in place e.g. in date Health & Safety Policy amongst other documentation that will help you tin the tender over other companies.

CHAS, Constructionline and SafeContractor amongst others require a Health and Safety Questionnaire to be completed by the supplier. Workplace Safety Solutions will assist in completing the questionnaire and compile all of your supporting documentation to help get your business accredited.