System includes

Here is a list of what’s included in Protecting.

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Display Screen Equipment Hazard Checklist

Please refer to the guidance notes supplied at the end of this section before using this checklist.

Eyesight Hazards

Are there factors that can cause eye strain, fatigue or headaches, such as:
Are any display screens flickering?
Do any display screens require adjusting to improve brightness or contrast?
Do any display screens require repositioning away from windows or bright lights to avoid reflected glare?
Do any display screens require cleaning to improve viewed image?
Do any small screens require replacing with larger screens to improve viewed image?
Do any display screen users complain of recurring headaches?
Are any users overdue for an eye test?
Do users need to take more short breaks to relieve eye strain?

Posture Hazards

Are working positions set correctly to avoid neck of back pain, such as:
Do any chairs at workstations require replacing for chairs with greater posture adjustment?
Do footrests need to be supplied to improve posture? (tick no if already supplied)
Do any working positions require improving to conform to fig. 1 (below)?
Do any users of laptops who regularly work on them for more than 2 hours a day require a full-size keyboard and mouse to improve working posture?
Do wrist support pads for mouse or keyboard need to be supplied? (tick no if already supplied)

Staff Training Needs

Do staff need training in how to set up or adjust their workstation?

Guidance notes

The checklist has been supplied to allow the user to tailor the form to suit their specific needs

This list is intended as the first stage of a risk assessment to identify any ‘significant hazards’ in the workplace in order to prompt further action or evaluation.

The hazards have been listed as generic groups for ease of identification.

No Indicates that a hazard is not present and no further action is required
Yes Identifies a hazard that should be either:
a. Removed or controlled by some action or;
b. Further evaluated by performing a risk assessment

a. Remove or reduce the hazard

Control measures for removing or reducing a hazard include:

1. Elimination: by removing the hazard completely
2. Substitution: with a less hazardous substance, process or method of work
3. Modification: of the work process
4. Providing formal written procedures in the form of a safe system of work or a method statement
5. Supplying adequate training and information to all those exposed to the hazard
6. General tidiness and good housekeeping
7. Supplying protective equipment or clothing

b. Further evaluation
Any identified hazard should be evaluated using a risk assessment