Risk Assessments

Display Screen Risk Assessment
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a device or equipment that has an alphanumeric or graphic display screen, regardless of the display process involved; it includes both conventional display screens and those used in emerging technologies such as laptops, touch-screens and other similar devices.

Computer workstations or equipment can be associated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pain, as well as with fatigue and eyestrain.

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 aim to protect the health of people who work with DSE. The Regulations were introduced because DSE has become one of the most common kinds of work equipment.

Fire Risk Assessment
As a business owner or manager you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe. You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more people under the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, in England & Wales it is a legal requirement under The Fire Safety Order 2005 while in Northern Ireland it’s the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

Risk Assessments and Health & Safety Policy
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 places an obligation on all employers to make every reasonable effort to ensure the health and safety at work of their employees. You must keep a written record of your risk assessments and have a Health & Safety Policy if your business has 5 or more people.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 2003 & the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 all require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition to protect employees from danger. This also includes self-employed individuals e.g. DJs & Hair Dressers.