Worked Example of a Risk Assessment Form for Workstations

Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment Form (Worked Example)


This is a Worked Example of the Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment Form. It is based on several real life settings so some will be relevant to you and others may not. It is intended to show you the type of things you will need to look for when doing your own assessment.

As this worked example has been compiled from several sources, the hazards and controls may not all apply to you or your situation. The best way to use this worked example form is to compare what we have shown you with your own workstations and work environment and then use the Guidance Notes to complete the Display Screen Equipment Risk Assessment Form template available in this sub-folder.

The Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Assessment Form has been updated to reflect the changes in IT equipment over the past few years.

As an employer you must carry out a risk assessment of the desk or workstation of each of your employees. This assessment needs to look at the IT equipment each individual is using, but also the environment in which they are working. The way people work has changed and many workers now use laptops or tablets instead of desktop PCs with bulky monitors. So your DSE assessment needs to take this into account.

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