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Providing a Safe Working Environment
As an employer, you have a responsibility to ensure your employees have a safe working environment. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 employers must evaluate the health and safety of workstations including those working work remotely, with particular focus on physical difficulties, eye sights issues and mental wellbeing.
To be compliant with legislation, employers must:
- Carry out an analysis or risk assessment of employee workstations
- Provide information to employees in relation to measures that have been implemented
- Provide training to employees on the use of workstations before commencing work with display screen equipment and whenever the organisation of the workstation is modified
- Perform a further analysis or risk assessment where an employee transfers to a new workstation or significant new work equipment, change of equipment or new technology is introduced at an individual’s workstation
- Ensure that the provision of an appropriate eye and eyesight test is made available to every employee.
A competent person must carry out the risk assessment of an employee’s workstation. A person is deemed to be competent if he or she possesses sufficient training, experience, and knowledge appropriate to conducting a risk assessment of a workstation.
The team at Adare Human Resource Management have rolled out DSE (Display Screen Equipment)/VDU Training and Ergonomic Assessments for employees working from home. The comprehensive online training and assessment provides an ideal solution, particularly for employees working remotely. It ensures employers remain compliant with legislation while providing a safe and comfortable workstation for their employees.
For queries relating to DSE (Display Screen Equipment)/VDU Training and Ergonomic Assessments, contact the team at Adare Human Resource Management – firstname.lastname@example.org / 01 5613594.