By law and in accordance with The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) employers must seek to protect health by reducing the risks associated with working with computers. For more information visit .
It is a legal requirement for an employer to ensure each individual computer user’s workstation is assessed with the aim of lowering risk by implementing appropriate precautions. The assessment should consider the ergonomic design of equipment, furniture, work organisation and routines, working environment and posture.
If your workforce includes individuals who work from home and regularly use computers, it's important to note that the Display Screen Equipment Regulations apply to them. This means that their home workstation should meet the same requirements as an office worker's setup. Additionally, full-time and permanent homeworking is covered under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Management Regulations). According to these regulations, employers are obligated to conduct assessments of the potential hazards faced by homeworkers. For more detailed guidance, please refer to the HSE Guidance, which can be accessed by clicking here
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