The study, conducted for Specsavers, surveyed 138 directors with an HR or health and safety remit in companies of varying size, from SMEs to those employing 10,000 plus staff in both the public and private sectors.

It found that just 47 per cent of those directors surveyed felt they “fully understand DSE regulations” and that less than a third of companies meet the regulations by wholly funding DSE eye care for employees.

This is a worryingly low level of understanding and compliance. The DSE regulations and their compliance may seem onerous and time-consuming, however with the increasing concerns regarding ergonomic risk and its relation to stress plus the increasing number of home workers, it is important that organisations comply.

Cardinus Managed Services provides a cost effective way of managing DSE-related issues, giving companies the comfort of knowing they are assessing all DSE users and acting on any issues raised. Cardinus provides fully managed DSE programmes for many large and small organisations, sparing employers the day-to-day demands of running a system. We also provide the worlds most used DSE/office ergonomics e-learning and online risk assessment software; Workstation Safety Plus.

If you need help complying with the DSE regulations, reducing VDU discomfort and increasing employee productivity email us at [email protected] with your query or call us 0207 469 0200.

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