The human body is built to move – so is it any wonder that equipment that effectively restricts movement causes pain and discomfort? Employees who work with screens/keyboards and especially laptops for a substantial part of their work must have safety assessments of their work arrangements to avoid pain/injury associated with extended periods of poor posture etc. Employers must also have a system of offering eye & eyesight tests and contributing to spectacles in certain circumstances.
SWSM can help by
- reviewing your systems for managing work with DSE
- providing relevant employees with guidance and a self-assessment tool
- addressing any concerns raised by the assessments.