Assessment Tool Information
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations require that workstation assessments are undertaken for all DSE users. This requirement also extends to those who are designated as home workers, users that work at client’s premises or may have to ‘hotdesk’. Assessments can take various forms using a range of questions, but must include the views of Display Screen Equipment users. A paper based assessment is traditionally used which poses a number of compliance problems for organisations which our Workstation Assessment+ (WA+) solves.
Our WA+ has a self authoring content management system which allows your display screen equipment users to express their opinions about the issues associated with their tasks, work activity and the suitability of the workstation via a powerful risk management system. Critical problems are collected on a secure central database, risk rated and communicated to nominated issue managers within your organisation or to specific resolvers. WA+ helps prioritise and co-ordinate their efforts, focussing on those who need most support. This data collection process also provides valuable information for compliance purposes combined with an audit trail and powerful management record keeping and reporting capability.
The WA+ is also a tool for recording actions carried out to support your employees, storing a chronological log of actions and assistance. These can be re-called at any time in the future therefore protecting the organisation from enforcement action and any civil claims. The easy-to-use record and reporting facility allows you to pinpoint the employee’s record you need at the time you need it, from any web connected device using your unique and secure username and password.
Benefits from using the WA+
- There are a number of benefits in utilising the WA+ in your organisation which includes:
- Improved compliance with the Display Screen Equipment Regulations
- Increased ability to defend expensive personal injury claims
- Secure and easily retrievable record keeping
- Time efficiency savings
- Assess workstations wherever they may be
- Fully customisable questions and risk ratings
- Add other risk assessments such as Maternity
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