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Under Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations all employers are legally required to:


  • analyse workstations to assess and reduce any risk to eye health;
  • ensure workstations meet minimum ergonomic requirements;
  • provide employees with clear and accessible guidance on DSE regulations and how you, as an employer, comply with them;
  • facilitate work routines that allow adequate breaks from intensive VDU work;
  • pay for sight tests on request, and, a basic pair of spectacles, if required solely for VDU work;
  • provide health and safety training;


for all employees who ‘habitually’ use a VDU in their day-to-day work.


Information on this site is intended as a guide only. For more information about DSE legislation

visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/dse/