Under the health and safety (display screen equipment) regulations of 1992 cover s the use of PC’s, laptop and smartphones in the workplace.

Requirements on employers

Make a suitable and sufficient analysis of workstations and assess the health and safety risks.

Reduce the risks identified.

Regulation 2 – Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, 1992

Ensure that workstations meet the standards laid down.

Regulation 3 – Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, 1992

Plan activities so that DSE work is interrupted by breaks or changes in activity which reduce the DSE workload.

Regulation 4 – Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, 1992

Provide employees with an eye and eyesight test and corrective glasses, if required.

Regulation 5 – Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, 1992

Provide health and safety training.

Regulation 6 – Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, 1992

Provide health and safety information.

Regulation 7 – Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, 1992

Employers must assess risks to health, including:

  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Postural problems
  • Visual problems
  • Fatigue
  • Mental stress