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WORKSTATION: This includes display screen equipment such as a monitor, keyboard, mouse, telephone, chair, desk and the immediate working environment.

If you are experiencing any aches and pains that may be associated with your workstation set-up, you should seek help as soon as possible:

  • The University, Health, Safety and Environment wiki (UHSE) provides online Guidance to help you optimise your workstation set-up. See also the poster and document below.
  • For further advice, you will first need to complete a self-assessment form (you can download this to complete it) and send it to your local workstation assessor.
  • If a full assessment is needed, your local workstation assessor will contact you to make a half-hour appointment.
  • Additional help can be sought from UHSE as needed.

The School has two loan chairs (the recommended models, Conway and Coast) that you can trial if your operator chair is not suitable. Please contact your local workstation assessor to arrange.

The Assistive Technology team can help with specialist IT equipment and software, e.g. ergonomic keyboards, specialist mice, etc., but you will need to complete a self-assessment form first (link above).

Computer users are entitled to have their eye tests paid for by their employer. They may also pay a contribution towards the cost of glasses if they are solely for display screen equipment use. Please follow the links for details.

LINE MANAGERS: If you've been asked to arrange a DSE assessment (Display Screen Equipment assessment) for an incoming member of staff, please contact local workstation assessor to arrange.

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