Display Screen Equipment Assessment (DSE) (Workstation assessments)

What is an office workstation assessment?

It is an assessment of the employee’s desk set up, the area around it and how the employee is working in relation to the desk set up.

The aim of the workstation assessment is to identify and analyse any risk factors which may be causing current health problems or may contribute to them in the future or which may be reducing the employee’s work performance.

The Physio Company have been providing DSE assessments for a large number of clients throughout England since 1993. Our clients vary from Magic Circle and other law firms, City banks, private equity firms, manufacturing companies, charities, travel companies, food companies, property companies, and individuals.

Under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) regulations 1992 workstation assessments are a legal requirement for companies with more than five employees.

All our workstation assessments are carried out by physiotherapists with specialist ergonomic/Health and Safety training. With this knowledge and the knowledge of anatomy, posture and injuries that can occur from working in a poor position, our physiotherapists are well placed to conduct workstation assessments and provide not only adjustments to the workstation but advice on preventative exercises and posture changes that will prevent or ease pain. The small movement and posture changes that we make can make big differences to the client’s comfort.

We can provide a variety of workstation assessments services:

  • Standard assessment for new joiners or to assess a group of workers who haven’t been assessed before or have moved desks.
  • Assessment for users suffering from a musculo-skeletal problems such as back pain, repetitive strain injury, neck pain etc
  • Assessments can be booked for an individual or a group of people.

During an assessment the employee is observed working and adjustments are made and advice given if required.  A report is then provided for the employer which outlines the findings, adjustments made, advice given and recommendations.

All our workstation assessments are compliant with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

We are independent of any furniture or product suppliers so our recommendations are based on what is best for the person that we are assessing.

For more information about our workstation assessment service or for a quotation please contact maria@thephysiocompany.co.uk or call us on 020 73858535