The use of Display Screen Equipment has rapidly become part of everyday life and we are all exposed to their harmful effects. This website will provide information on how to correctly set up your workstation to avoid injury as well as looking at the hazards and risks you face while using the equipment.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is sometimes referred to as Visual Display Units (VDU) or Computer Workstations and includes laptops, touch-screens and other similar devices that incorporate a display screen.
Any item of computer-related equipment including the computer, display, keyboard, mouse, desk and chair can be considered part of the DSE work station.
Other important definitions:
User: an employee who habitually uses DSE as a significant part of their normal work. If someone uses DSE continuously for periods of an hour or more on most days worked, they are likely to be classified as a user.
Operator: a self-employed worker who habitually uses DSE for a significant part of their work.